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In Search of Lost Time

In Search of Lost Time —also translated as Remembrance of Things Past—is a novel in seven volumes, written by Marcel Proust. It is considered to be his most prominent work, known both for its length and its theme of involuntary memory, the most famous example being the "episode of the madeleine" which occurs early in the first volume, it gained fame in English in translations by C. K. Scott Moncrieff and Terence Kilmartin as Remembrance of Things Past, but the title In Search of Lost Time, a literal rendering of the French, has gained usage since D. J. Enright adopted it for his revised translation published in 1992. In Search of Lost Time follows the narrator's recollections of childhood and experiences into adulthood during late 19th century to early 20th century aristocratic France, while reflecting on the loss of time and lack of meaning to the world; the novel began to take shape in 1909. Proust continued to work on it until his final illness in the autumn of 1922 forced him to break off.

Proust established the structure early on, but after volumes were finished he kept adding new material and edited one volume after another for publication. The last three of the seven volumes contain oversights and fragmentary or unpolished passages, as they existed only in draft form at the death of the author; the work was published in France between 1913 and 1927. Proust paid for the publication of the first volume after it had been turned down by leading editors, offered the manuscript in longhand. Many of its ideas and scenes are foreshadowed in Proust's unfinished novel, Jean Santeuil, though the perspective and treatment there are different, in his unfinished hybrid of philosophical essay and story, Contre Sainte-Beuve; the novel had great influence on twentieth-century literature. In the centenary year of the novel's first volume, Edmund White pronounced À la recherche du temps perdu "the most respected novel of the twentieth century"; the novel was published in seven volumes: Swann's Way was rejected by a number of publishers, including Fasquelle and the Nouvelle Revue Française.

André Gide was famously given the manuscript to read to advise NRF on publication and, leafing through the endless collection of memories and philosophizing or melancholic episodes, came across a few minor syntactic errors, which made him decide to turn the work down in his audit. Proust arranged with the publisher Grasset to pay the cost of publication himself; when published it was advertised as the first of a three-volume novel. Du côté de chez Swann is divided into four parts: "Combray I", "Combray II", "Un Amour de Swann", "Noms de pays: le nom". A third-person novella within Du côté de chez Swann, "Un Amour de Swann" is sometimes published as a volume by itself; as it forms the self-contained story of Charles Swann's love affair with Odette de Crécy and is short, it is considered a good introduction to the work and is a set text in French schools. "Combray I" is similarly excerpted. In early 1914 Gide, involved in NRF's rejection of the book, wrote to Proust to apologize and to offer congratulations on the novel.

"For several days I have been unable to put your book down.... The rejection of this book will remain the most serious mistake made by the NRF and, since I bear the shame of being much responsible for it, one of the most stinging and remorseful regrets of my life". Gallimard offered to publish the remaining volumes. In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower was scheduled to be published in 1914 but was delayed by the onset of World War I. At the same time, Grasset's firm was closed down; this freed Proust to move to Gallimard. Meanwhile, the novel kept growing in conception; when published, the novel was awarded the Prix Goncourt in 1919. The Guermantes Way was published in two volumes as Le Côté de Guermantes I and Le Côté de Guermantes II. Sodom and Gomorrah was published in two volumes; the first forty pages of Sodome et Gomorrhe appeared at the end of Le Côté de Guermantes II, the remainder appearing as Sodome et Gomorrhe I and Sodome et Gomorrhe II. It was the last volume over which Proust supervised publication before his death in November 1922.

The publication of the remaining volumes was carried out by his brother, Robert Proust, Jacques Rivière. The Prisoner is the first volume of the section within In Search of Lost Time known as "le Roman d'Albertine"; the name "Albertine" first appears in Proust's notebooks in 1913. The material in volumes 5 and 6 were developed during the hiatus between the publication of volumes 1 and 2 and they are a departure of the original three-volume series planned by Proust; this is the first of Proust's books published posthumously. The Fugitive (Albertine

Warren Thomson

Warren Milton Thomson OAM was an Australian pianist, piano competition juror, music editor, music educator. He was best known in Australia as artistic director and chairman of the jury of the Sydney International Piano Competition after Rex Hobcroft, he auditioned all entrants, selected the competitors, chose the repertoire and the other jurors. He was the Artistic Director of the Yamaha Australian Youth Piano Competition since its inception in 1994. Warren Thomson was educated at Wesley College and the University of Melbourne, where he studied under Roy Shepherd, a pupil of Alfred Cortot. In 1958 and 1959 he was Geelong Grammar School. From 1960 to 1972 he was Foundation Director of Music, Trinity Grammar School, where his secondary role as boarding-house master earned him a reputation as a fine cook and organiser of dinner dances. In 1970 he was the founder of the Federation of Australian Music Teachers' Association, was its president until 1982. From 1972 to 1974 he was director of studies for the Australian Music Examinations Board, was the chair of its New South Wales entity, the Music Examinations Advisory Board, as the delegate of the Principal of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

He was the foundation head of the School of Extension Studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, a position he held from 1974 to 1995. From 1981 to 1987 he was a member of the Conservatorium's Board of Governors, he was artistic director of professional development at the Australian Institute of Music. Thomson organised and conducted workshops for music teachers and students throughout NSW since 1976, coordinated more than 350 in-service courses for teachers at Sydney Conservatorium, he performed more than 1,200 new piano works for teachers and gave frequent broadcasts on piano teaching, as well as lecture-demonstrations and master classes in the US, China, Hong Kong and Singapore. In 1989 he was the first Australian to be invited to present a paper at the Annual Conference of the Music Teachers' Association, US, he undertook numerous overseas study tours to investigate music education in Europe, South America, the US, Hungary and the former Soviet Union. He gave radio broadcasts in Australia and abroad, including a recording of the piano music of Aram Khachaturian in 1978, the year of the composer's death, for Moscow radio.

He adjudicated at all the major piano eisteddfods in Australia and served on international juries, including Deputy Chairman of the Piano Jury for the International Tchaikovsky Competition, Moscow, 1982 and 1990. In 1983 he was the Australian representative for the European Piano Teachers’ Association. In 1995, was made an honorary member of the Tchaikovsky Society of Russia. In 2001 he was made an honorary fellow of the Institute of Music Teachers and member of the Organizing Committee of the Horowitz International Piano Competition, Ukraine. In January 2005 he was made an Honorary Professor of the Kong Xiang-Dong Music Arts College, Shanghai SIPO Polytechnic, in November 2005 Honorary Professor at The Shanghai Conservatory of Music, China. In 1987 he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for his services to music education, he retired as Artistic Director and Chairman of the Jury of the Sydney International Piano Competition at the end of February, 2014. His publications include the first Australian Urtext editions, editions of works by: JS Bach, Pachelbel, Beethoven, Ravel, Schubert and Tchaikovsky.

Thomson died in Melbourne on 19 February 2015. Warren Thomson website

Robert McQueen, Lord Braxfield

Robert McQueen, Lord Braxfield was a Scottish advocate and judge. McQueen was born at Braxfield House near Lanark on 4 May 1722, near son of John McQueen, he studied Law at Edinburgh University and was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1744. In 1759 he was appointed an Advocate Depute appearing for the Crown in prosecutions, he appeared in more than 15 cases per day and earned £1900 in a single year. He took the title Lord Braxfield. In 1788 he became the leading judge in Scotland. Explicitly taking the view that "Government in this country is made up of the landed interest, which alone has a right to be represented" he took an active role in the suppression of the Friends of the People Society in the trials and sentences passed on Thomas Muir and others. To accomplish this he "invented a crime of unconscious sedition". A famous quote of his in this respect was "Let them bring me prisoners, I will find them law." In 1795 he oversaw the trial and imprisonment of Sir Archibald Gordon Kinloch of Gilmerton for the murder of his half-brother Sir Francis Kinloch.

This rare event saw. He died at home in George Square, Edinburgh, on 30 May 1799, aged 77, was buried in the family vault at Lanark on 5 June. Braxfield House was the home of Robert Owen and New Lanark was built nearby, he married, Mary Agnew, daughter of Major James Agnew of the 7th Dragoon Guards, niece of Sir Andrew Agnew of Lochnaw, bart. They had four children: Robert Dundas, who died on 5 August 1816, captain in the 28th regiment of foot, who died on 2 February 1837, who married in 1777 Sir William Honyman, Lord Armadale, who married John Macdonald, chief of Clanranald, in 1786. Lord Braxfield married secondly, Elizabeth Ord, daughter of Robert Ord, Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer for Scotland, they had no further children. Sir Henry Raeburn painted his portrait shortly before his death. Braxfield has a notoriety in Scotland, due to the harsh way that he dealt with those who appeared before him, most famously in telling a defendant that "Ye're a vera clever chiel, but ye wad be nane the waur o' a hanging".

In a recent survey of Scottish historians, Braxfield was identified as one of the "vilest villains" in Scotland's history. He is thought to be the model for the judge in Robert Louis Stevenson's unfinished novel Weir of Hermiston. Braxfield Row in New Lanark his named after his estate. Attribution This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Barker, George Fisher Russell. "Macqueen, Robert". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography. 35. London: Smith, Elder & Co. Portrait by Raeburn in the National Galleries of Scotland Braxfield's testament

Simone Giertz

Simone Luna Louise Söderlund Giertz is a Swedish inventor, robotics enthusiast, TV host, professional YouTuber. She has previously worked in mixed martial arts sports journalism, was an editor for Sweden's official website Giertz named the Disney cartoon character Gyro Gearloose as one of her earliest inspirations, she dropped out after a year. She started creating "useless" inventions after studying at Hyper Island in Stockholm, where she was inspired by the local open-source hardware community. Giertz's interest in electronics began in 2013. Giertz brands herself as "the queen of shitty robots" and runs a YouTube channel where she employs deadpan humor to demonstrate mechanical robots of her own creation to automate everyday tasks. Giertz's creations have included an alarm clock that slaps the user, a lipstick applier, one that shampoos the user's hair; when building her robots, Giertz does not aim to make something useful, instead coming up with excessive solutions to automatable situations.

Giertz showcased several of these robots on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. In 2016, Giertz joined, collaborating with Adam Savage on her first project, the Popcorn Feeding Helmet. In 2017, she hosted the comedy TV show Manick with Nisse Hallberg on Swedish TV6; the basic premise of the show is that the hosts invent funny creative solutions to everyday problems. In April 2018, she created a robot to promote season 2 of HBO's Westworld. Around this time Giertz had abandoned the concept of the "shitty robots" explaining that it was no longer something she wanted to do, as she felt that the joke had played out. In June 2019, Giertz announced that she and various other YouTube makers had converted a Tesla Model 3 into a pickup truck; the truck was built in response to both wanting an electric vehicle to avoid owning a gasoline-powered car and a pickup truck for practical reasons, but not being able to wait for the at-the-time only proposed Tesla pickup. The accompanying parody commercial and 31-minute video describing the build process went viral and received significant news coverage.

She was subsequently invited to the unveiling of the Cybertruck. In August 2019, Giertz traveled to New Zealand to work on a mantis shrimp costume with Weta Workshop; as of July 2016, Giertz lives in San Francisco. The Giertz family surname is of Low German origin, she is the daughter of Caroline Giertz, novelist and TV host, who Giertz describes as a "ghostbuster" due to her mother's work on paranormal reality TV show Det Okända. Giertz is a descendant of founder of Ericsson. At the age of 16, Giertz spent a year in China as an exchange student, she stayed in Hefei. During her stay in China she made an appearance on a Chinese sitcom called Huan Xi Long Xia Dang, where she played Catherine, an American girl who married a Chinese man. Giertz briefly studied engineering physics at the Royal Institute of Technology, a university in Stockholm, Sweden. On April 30, 2018, Giertz announced via YouTube that she had been diagnosed with a noncancerous brain tumor. After surgery to remove the grade I meningioma on May 30, 2018, she has continued to post humorous and upbeat accounts of her post-surgery progress, including photos of her "potential super-villain scar" and a public address video on her Patreon account.

On January 18, 2019, Giertz reported. After a course of radiation treatments, Giertz again returned to production on May 29, 2019, describing her ordeal and with a project converting her head alignment mask into a work of art

Lone Justice

Lone Justice was an American country rock band formed in 1982 by guitarist Ryan Hedgecock and singer Maria McKee. Lone Justice began as part of the L. A. cowpunk scene of the 1980s, inspired by Hedgecock and McKee's shared affection for rockabilly and country music. The group started out as a strict cover band, but after the additions of bassist David Harrington and drummer Don Willens, they began to compose their own material. Marvin Etzioni was brought in as producer and songwriter for the band, but ended up replacing Harrington as bassist in 1983. By 1984, Don Heffington had replaced Willens as drummer, their early sound was a fusion of country music and punk rock with rockabilly elements, but by the time of their first album, the band had begun to incorporate elements of roots rock and singer-songwriter styles. Benmont Tench of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers was a frequent guest musician at their live shows; the band earned early support from Dolly Parton, who attended one of their club shows and recalled McKee as "The greatest girl singer any band could have."Lone Justice developed their initial following within the Los Angeles music scene.

Local rock journalist Stann Findelle reported in Performance magazine that the band "stole the show" at the Whisky A Go Go from headliner Arthur Lee, attempting a comeback that night, but left after two songs. With the advocacy of Linda Ronstadt, they were signed to Geffen Records amid a flurry of publicity, their self-titled debut appeared in 1985, followed by a tour in support of U2. For touring, the band augmented their line-up with guitarist Tony Gilkyson, who left the band in 1986. Produced by Jimmy Iovine, the album received some significant critical reviews, including that of Jimmy Guterman a critic at Rolling Stone, who placed it in his list of the best albums made; the Village Voice's Pazz & Jop Critics Poll for 1985 ranked it No. 24. Nonetheless, the album failed to connect with country or rock audiences, the whole enterprise suffered from excessive pre-release promotion that "raised expectations... couldn't satisfy". Two singles fizzled – "Sweet, Sweet Baby" and "Ways To Be Wicked", the latter written by Tom Petty and Mike Campbell – and the album didn't meet commercial expectations.

In the record's wake and Heffington went their separate ways, McKee and Hedgecock assembled an all-new band. After enlisting guitarist Shane Fontayne, bassist Greg Sutton, drummer Rudy Richman, keyboardist Bruce Brody, Lone Justice recorded their second LP, Shelter. Steve Van Zandt was the producer, along with the band; this record saw them completely abandoning much of their earlier cowpunk and roots rock influences in favor of what could be considered more typical 1980s pop/rock production, with heavy emphasis on drum machines and synthesizers. Commercially, the album charted lower than its predecessor, only reaching No. 65 on the album charts. However, the title single did better than the band's previous two singles, reaching No. 26 on the Rock Singles chart, No. 47 on Billboard Hot 100 chart. Less than a year after Shelter's release, McKee broke up the band for good in 1987 and went on to a solo career. Heffington became a session drummer, while Etzioni recorded under the name "the Mandolin Man".

Rudy Richman played drums with UK rock band The Quireboys between 1992 and 1993, appearing on the album Bitter Sweet & Twisted. Fontayne played guitar in Bruce Springsteen's band for the tour backing up the Lucky Town/Human Touch albums. After a decade removed from the music industry, Hedgecock returned in 1996 as half of the duo Parlor James. On June 25, 2019, The New York Times Magazine listed Lone Justice among hundreds of artists whose material was destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire. A Lone Justice retrospective, This World Is Not My Home, was released in January 1999, featuring early demo recordings. A budget compilation was issued in 2003 as part of Universal Music's 20th Century Masters series, their 1985 performance of "Sweet, Sweet Baby" was released by BBC Video on The Old Grey Whistle Test Vol. 3 compilation DVD, 2004. I Found Love — 1987 Limited Edition UK double 45RPM EP in gatefold cover on Geffen GEF18F - Includes the songs: "I Found Love", "If You Don't Like Rain", "Sweet Jane" and "Don't Toss Us Away".

The Western Tapes, 1983


Agro-Velho and popularly known as Nova Póvoa, is one of the eleven designated districts located in the Portuguese city of Póvoa de Varzim. It is a beach resort district located around Lagoa Cove, it was developed between the 1970s and the 1980s with high-rise buildings in the area of a dried-up saltwater lagoon, it is the north expansion of the city's traditional beach district, Bairro Norte. Most of the highrise buildings of the city are clustered around Vasco da Gama avenue; the beachfront area was the location of a Roman fish factory complex, one of the buildings dated to the 1st century, the district only developed in the 20th century with the northwards expansion of Avenida dos Banhos and opening of Avenida Vasco da Gama. Early attractions include the horse track Velódromo in 1925, which became Gomes de Amorim stadium, home of Sporting Club da Póvoa, Varzim S. C. stadium in 1932, the Póvoa de Varzim Bullfighting Arena in 1949. It became the sports center of Póvoa de Varzim for much of the 20th century.

Agro-Velho is bounded by Bairro Norte on the south, Parque da Cidade on the east, A Ver-o-Mar to the North, by the Atlantic Ocean to the west. It is located on the site of a former lagoon; the name of the district's beach, "Lagoa" is taken from it. The district is the northwards expansion of the Bairro Norte; the district's main beach is Lagoa, in Lagoa Cove, there are others in the cove's flanks, such as Beijinhos and Verde Beach to the south and Fragosinho to the North. Lagoa has a surfing spot and the beachfront is mostly pedestrian and has beach bars. Avenida Vasco da Gama, the south boundary with Bairro Norte, is one of the main central business avenues of the city; the wide Praça Almeida Garrett is the main district's square, but unofficial Touro Square, with its famous sculpture, between Vasco da Gama and Repatriamento dos Poveiros is the most charismatic and famous of the district's squares. In the waterfront, the district is bounded by Rua do Varzim Sport Club street, the street is now pedestrian, rua Gomes de Amorim on the east, Avenida Repatriamento dos Poveiros and its expansion cross the district.

Relevant sports venues of the city are located in the beachfront: the Varzim S. C. Stadium, Póvoa de Varzim Bullfighting area for bullfighting, horse shows and music concerts, Varzim Lazer swimming and tennis complex, Clube Desportivo da Póvoa swimming and pavilion complex. Póvoa de Varzim high-rises located on a plain are responsible for the city's distinct looks, contrasting with most other cities in Portugal. One of the earliest towers is "Edifício Norton de Matos", built in 1974 between Rua Gomes de Amorim and Avenida Vasco da Gama, most other towers soon followed; the latest is "Forte de São Pedro" with floors. The one was built in 2002 when the city hall had intentional plans to stop the construction of high-rises. Agro-Velho has the tallest building in Póvoa de Varzim, the Edifício Nova Póvoa built between 1974 - 1982; the tower has over 1,000 residents during the summer, this building alone has more inhabitants than several civil parishes in Portugal. Although it is not the tallest building, is still the residential building with more floors of Portugal Axis Vermar Hotel was designed by architect Rui Cesariny Calafate, it is the Vermar Hotel created by Sopete, which owned Casino da Póvoa.

Tallest buildings in Póvoa de Varzim Nova Póvoa - 30 fl. Eça de Queiroz - 20 fl Torre n.º70 - 19 fl Gomes do Monte - 18 fl Coimbra 2 - 17 fl. Silva Porto - 17 fl Cristal Mar - 17 fl. Norton de Matos - 16 fl Forte de São Pedro - 16 fl Lagoa Azul - 16 fl Axis Vermar Hotel - 15 fl Vasco da Gama - 15 fl Alto Mar - 14 fl EuroPóvoa - 14 fl Sopete - 14 fl Coimbra 1 - 13 fl Brisamar - 13 fl Casa dos Poveiros - 13 fl Campos Cunha - 13 fl Emanuel-Mar - 12 fl