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Review: Proust’s Experiences with Melon Seeds


According to the experts Proust had 6-7 experiences with melon seeds during his lifetime. The first was when a wind breaked a Proust, oh no the opposite, when Proust breaked a wind, with a melon seed in it. Although this melon seed had traveled through both the digestive and nervous systems it shooted right through Proust’s long white underpants and into the ground, where it later turned into a melon plant. The second to the sixth experience was when Proust five times, just as he was going to put a spoonful of ice into his mouth, got a melon seed, dropped by a bird, onto the ice-lump, which then wrapped itself so thoroughly into the lump that Proust wrote four pages about it in a letter to a certain Markus West. It is left to the reader to assess whether the melon seeds of Proust’s life became landmark, as the page numbers throughout the book have been replaced by cheerful images of nickels.

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Morten Hjerl-Hansen (born 15. June 1973) is a danish blogger born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe. I lived for the first 19 years of my life in a liberal-minded, literary and academic home in North Zealand. My mother is a psychiatrist and my father is a chemical engineer. I have two siblings. Throughout childhood, "I invented near-useless things almost every day" and told my siblings "fairy tales" where they themselves were the protagonists. In 1986, I visited Houston in the United States with my family on a stay that spanned three and a half months. I started programming in 1986 and made approx. 20 major projects until I "lost the ability" in 2018. Student from N. Zahles High School 1992. Ry College 1993. Read theology 1993-1994 in Aarhus. Read philosophy 1995-2000 in Linköping, Lund and Copenhagen. Worked as Java programmer 2000 and 2001. Participated in numerous poetry readings in Copenhagen 2002-2007. Got a psychosis in 2007 "which took about 10 years to recover". Married to Else Andersen in 2010 and resides in Asnaes, Denmark. Father in 2014. Has written The Other Newspaper daily in Danish and English daily since 2013.