Sunday, September 2, 2007
my responses to questions proust answered at age 13:
what do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
where would you like to live?
what is your idea of earthly happiness?
reading, writing, playing with my dog
to what faults do you feel most indulgent?
promiscuity, vanity, self-indulgence
who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
achilles, huckleberry finn, prince myshkin, tarzan, doctor benway, serge gorodish
who are your favorite characters in history?
christopher marlowe, lord byron, walt whitman, marcel proust, ludwig wittgenstein, frank o'hara
who are your favorite heroines in real life?
gertrude stein, simone weil, flannery o'connor, nina simone, patricia highsmith, sandra bernhard
who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
anna karenina, emma bovary, mary poppins, sally bowles, blanche dubois, mame dennis
your favorite painter?
your favorite musician?
the quality you most admire in a man?
the quality you most admire in a woman?
your favorite virtue?
your favorite occupation?
who would you have liked to be?
a more reckless version of myself
Posted by Joe at 8:11 PM