08 Dec The Famous Proust Questionnaire
Ever heard bout the “Proust Questionnaire”? It is basically a version of today’s popular personality tests, designed to reveal the answerer’s tastes, aspirations, and sensibility in a series of simple questions. It was popularized in the 19th-century by contemporaries of Marcel Proust, the French essayist and novelist, and was believed to reveal an individual’s nature. Vanity Fair has published various public figures’ answers to the Proust Questionnaire – including Jane Goodall, Allen Ginsberg, Hedy Lamarr, Gore Vidal, Julia Child, and Joan Didion. Among the most playful and profound answers are those by David Bowie, published in the magazine in August of 1998. Have a look at Bowie’s answers in this Brain Pickings Article.
Source: Brain Pickings