terça-feira, 1 de março de 2011

in a fur coat

In a letter, Sir Philip Sassoon, the grandson of Baron Gustave de Rothschild, told an anecdote about Proust with characteristic sarcasm: "One of your most illustrious compatriots pleased me by saying, 'The biggest thrill my wife and I brought home with us from Paris was seeing Monsieur Proust.' I was very impressed, until he added, ' He was the first man we've ever seen eating in a fur coat.' "