City Notice – The Delhi Proustians

City Notice – The Delhi Proustians

In Search of Lost Time

A la recherche du temps perdu.

[By Mayank Austen Soofi]

According to an article in The New York Times Book Review: “When Marcel Proust was asked by a French newspaper how he would spend his last hours on earth if he knew that a great catastrophe was about to end his life, he replied that he would throw himself at the feet of Miss X, go to the Louvre and take a little excursion to India.”

The Delhi Walla brings Marcel to India. I’ve started a reading group called The Delhi Proustians. Every Sunday noon the club members will settle down on the torn sofas of the Indian Coffee House, Connaught Place, to read Proust’s 7-volume novel In Search of Lost Time. Duration: One hour. The watery black coffee will be on me.

The first meeting takes place on 18 December, 2011.

Where Indian Coffee House (it has three seating spaces; enter the enclosed area that looks to Baba Khadak Singh Marg), Mohan Singh Place, near Hanuman Mandir, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place Time 12 noon Nearest Metro Station Rajiv Chowk