end of Proust:

"So, if I were given long enough to accomplish my work, I should not fail, even if the effect were to make them resemble monsters, to describe men as occupying so considerable a place, compared with the restrictive space which is reserved for them in space, a space on the contrary prolonged past measure, for simultaneously, like giants plunged into the years, they touch the distant epochs through which they have lived, between which so many days have come to range themselves--in Time."

--Marcel Proust, In Search of Lost Time (ˆÄ La Recherche du Temps Perdu), Vol. 6, Time Regained, p. 451 .

Approximately three years is the answer.

posted. Sun - March 7, 2004 @ 01:05 AM           |