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LITERATURE December 23 1912 Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past is rejected by publishers On December 23 1912, eminent critic of Nouvelle Revue Francaise , André Gide, rejected an extract of Marcel Proust’s novel Remembrance of Things Past. The work would later become one of the most in uential contri for traditional unitof time: “I only troubled myself so far as random, and as ill luck would have it, my attention soon plunged into the cup of camomile tea on page 62 — then tripped, at page a forehead’.” Following subsequent rejections from other major rst installment, set. After its publication, Gide read the novel and wrote to Proust error of the N.R.F ... one of the most burning regrets, remorses,

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tion of self-publishing, of art radically changing aesthetic expec tations from the margins. LOLA BOORMAN MOLLY ROWAN HAMILTON

This Russian Student could be striding through the streets of Moscow in this ensemble. The fur-lined hat is reminiscent of felling trees in the Russian forests, whilst the red lip is evocative of downing vodka in the Kremlin. The look is completed with statement jeans and leather boots — perfect for traipsing up the snowy mountains or dancing the night away in a nochnoy klub (nightclub). Huzzah to Gozzi, who shows that winter dressing does not have to be predictable. ISSY THOMPSON

BRUNCH OF THE WEEK GRUEL GUERILLA FOOD When one of Dublin’s leading pop-up restaurant chefs and one of the city’s best cafés united to o er up Saturday brunch, what followed was always going to attract attention. Kevin Powell founded pop-up collective Gruel Guerrilla to help independent cafés improve their footfall through weekly and monthly food events, and now nds a home in Temple Bar’s Roasted Brown every Saturday from 11am to 4pm. All produce

SANTA PAWS ALE DRINKS BrewDog is an independent Scottish brewery that claims to be the country’s largest. The brand identi es as being “for punks”, whatever that implies in 2013. Their standard beers range from the quite good (5am Saint) to the quite mediocre (Punk IPA). Santa Paws is one of their Christmas o erings, a “Christmas scotch ale”, that exceedingly surpasses their year-round o erings. The malted chocolate overtones are lasting and pass pleasantly from the nose to the front of the mouth, in a great beer that doesn’t lose its taste with a drop in temperature, a problem with many ales when chilled. The full body is delicately yet fully avoured, with iron-y endnotes that remind one of a time when the men were men, the beer was beer and the sheep were terri ed. CELTIC WHISKEY SHOP, €2.79

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used is sourced each morning from the Temple Bar Food Mar ket situated just outside the cafe’s door. While the brunch menu is limited, each dish maximises on taste and demonstrates the enhanced avours achieved through using fresh, local produce. The “Meat Eggs” ( € 8.50) — Powell’s take on the traditional eggs benedict — is the highlight of the menu largely thanks to the exceptional hollandaise sauce which generously coats the plate. Other favourites, including The “Saturday Sandwich” ( € 6.50) and the “Spesh” ( € 8.50 - € 10.50), vary on a weekly basis depend ing on what can be sourced from the market, and are delivered to the table by Powell himself. CIAN CLYNES ISSUE FOUR

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