The Intoxicating Pleasure of Strong Drink

Marcel Proust1871-1922

Marcel Proust

“…inebriation brings about for an hour or two a state of subjective idealism, pure phenomenalism; everything is reduced to appearances and exists only as a function of our sublime self.” ― Proust on the effects of alcohol;  Remembrance of Things Past, Volume 1 (The definitive French Pléiade edition translated by C.K. Scott Moncrieff and Terrence Kilmartin – Vintage Books, A Division of Random House, New York, Page 874.

About Michael

Retired military officer; retired Air Force civil servant; retired executive, DS Information Systems Corporation; writer; researcher; reader and avid yachtsman.
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