Tell Me About Proust
I am ever so eager to join the Liberal Elite, but yesterday afternoon I received my latest returned application letter with a big, subtly mauve, REJECT stamped across it. Although I had familiarized myself with the works of Chomsky, Jung and Sontag (and learned to drop the first names), I am informed that I have insufficient affinity for the works of Proust.
Proust? Oh, bother. I don’t even know how to pronounce Proust.
Can you help me join the Liberal Elite and move with elan in their brandy-snifting milieux?
Quick, someone tell me: who is Proust, what did Proust write, and why should I care?
I await edification and hopefully, with my newfound perspicaciousness, anointment with the therapeutic salve of clubbiness.