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ON TOPIC. Brassai and Proust

Bonjour tout le monde,
                                          ''Proust  in the Power of Photography''  by Brassai.
''Marcel Proust sous l' emprise de la photographie.''
Translated by Richard Howard  ( 2001 )
It may not be generally known that  Marcel  Proust  was a writer whilst Brassai was a photographer and journalist.
''Pleasures are like photographs: those  taken in the beloved's presence no more than negatives, to be developed later, once you are home,  having regained the use of  that interior darkroom, access to which is ''condemned ''as long as you are seeing other people'' ''
                    --  WITHIN A BUDDING GROVE
Sorry, my French is not good enough to do this quote justice.
John - Photographist - London - UK