Wednesday, September 06, 2006

“The Ambitious Guest”

Was reading more of Rousseau’s Confessions to Ted Adams when, at Ted’s suggestion, we left Rousseau in Venice till next time, and read Hawthorne’s “The Ambitious Guest,” in which unfulfilled ambition is shown to be justified.

I should remember that recently Ted lent me a audio copy of Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day, beautifully read by a man named, I think, Norman Bass. Later, M and I saw a videotape of the movie version, which I like much less than the audio.

O is reading Persuasion to me.


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