“Everything great in the world comes from neurotics.” – Proust
During the coming weeks, there will be some essays and interviews with contributors to this years Dublin Writers Festival, but the oddities part will start today, with The Proust Questionnaire.
The Proust Questionnaire refers back to a series of questions the teenage Marcel Proust completed at the end of the nineteenth century, borne from the idea that you can never truly understand others, until you understand yourself.
And so I have asked various writers, comics, musicians, and creative thinkers to answer various aspects of the questionnaire. Some are featuring in this years festival, and some are not – but one thing they all have in common is their love of books, and reading.
“If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time.”- Proust