Raspunsurile lui David Bowie la intrebarile din celebrul chestionar al lui Proust

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In anii 1880, cu mult inainte de a fi numit unul dintre cei mai mari scriitori din literatura universala, Marcel Proust a raspuns la intrebarile unui chestionar care i-a fost oferit de prietena lui Antoinette, fiica presedintelui Frantei de atunci.

Chestionarul reda cu acuratete testele moderne din prezent si avea ca obiectiv dezvaluirea gusturilor, aspiratiilor si sensibilitatilor celui intervievat.

Manuscrisul lui Proust a fost descoperit abia in 1924, la 2 ani dupa moartea acestuia.

Ani mai tarziu, in 1970, gazda de televiziune Bernard Pivot a explorat chestionarul si l-a privit ca pe o buna oportunitate de a-si intreba invitatii din emisiunile sale.

Anul 1993 este si cel in care Vanity Fair a resuscitat chestionarul si a realizat o rubrica in care diferite personalitati au raspuns la intrebarile lui Proust.


Portret realizat de Robert Risko pentru Vanity Fair - Sursa foto

Va lasam sa vedeti si voi mai jos ce a raspus David Bowie la celebrele intrebari:

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Reading.

What is your most marked characteristic?

Getting a word in edgewise.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Discovering morning.

What is your greatest fear?

Converting kilometers to miles.

What historical figure do you most identify with?

Santa Claus.

Which living person do you most admire?

Elvis.

Who are your heroes in real life?

The consumer.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

While in New York, tolerance.
Outside New York, intolerance.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Talent.

What is your favorite journey?

The road of artistic excess.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Sympathy and originality.

Which word or phrases do you most overuse?

“Chthonic,” “miasma.”

What is your greatest regret?

That I never wore bellbottoms.

What is your current state of mind?

Pregnant.

If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?

My fear of them (wife and son excluded).

What is your most treasured possession?

A photograph held together by cellophane tape of Little Richard that I bought in 1958, and a pressed and dried chrysanthemum picked on my honeymoon in Kyoto.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

Living in fear.


Sursa foto

Where would you like to live?

Northeast Bali or south Java.

What is your favorite occupation?

Squishing paint on a senseless canvas.

What is the quality you most like in a man?

The ability to return books.

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

The ability to burp on command.

What are your favorite names?

Sears & Roebuck.

What is your motto?

“What” is my motto.




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