Crooked Finger (crookedfingers) wrote,
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he felt a permanent desire to transmute reality

It is 9:35 PM Tuesday night. Another day has passed into Michigan history books. Where did this day go? Tomorrow is a Wednesday. I got a call from a volunteer for the Herrick Public Library used books store asking if I could cover for her tomorrow at the book nook from 10 AM till 1 PM. I told her I would take her place since I have nothing going on tomorrow. Carol will be sleeping and I would be doing nothing tomorrow except read my books and write in my diary. I can always read my books at the library book nook and write down my thoughts when I get home in the afternoon.

Today I mainly read my books and wandered the house. I read from these books today.

"Flaubert" a biography by Benjamin F. Bart

"Flaubert: A Life" by Geoffrey Wall

"The Novels Of Flaubert: A Study Of Themes And Techniques" by Victor Brombert

"The Gates Of Horn: A Study Of Five French Realists" by Larry Levin

"Flaubert's Parrot" a novel by Julian Barnes

This evening I have been reading, "Flaubert: A Life" by Geoffrey Wall. I plan to go to bed soon. I did not sleep soundly last night. I had weird dreams all night.

Carol is at work right now and works tomorrow night, then is off for two weeks.

This afternoon Beth skyped and I saw Louisa for a few minutes. Carol was gone doing errands so did not get to see her little granddaughter today.

Well I will close to read and then face it.

Here something about Flaubert found in the novel, "Flaubert's Parrot" a novel by Julian Barnes.

"Date 1844. Shattering first attack of epilepsy; others are to follow. 'Each attack', Gustave writes later, 'was like a haemorrhage of the nervous system. . . It was like a snatching of the soul from the body, excruciating.' He is bled, given pills and influsions, put on a special diet, forbidden alcohol and tobacco; a regime of strict confinement and material care is necessary if he is not to claim his place at the cemetery. Without having entered the world. Gustave now retires from it. . ."

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