Does Proust affect you terribly? Emotionally, I mean?
Nao, not rahlly. His prose does have that sort of...glittering texture, rather like the feeling one gets from the best émaux limousins. But, nao...his peepul...thin, you know, thin, dull, stupeed.
But surely...surely Swann...?
Ah, yes...If all his geese were Swanns...
Myles na Gopaleen (aka Flann O'Brien) writing in the Irish Times.