Starting with Proust

Nearly a decade ago, I picked up a 2-volume set of Remembrances of Things Past, C. K. Scott Moncrief’s translation of Marcel Proust’s A La Recherche du Temps Perdu. I managed to read (and blog about) Swann’s Way, but then stopped half-way through Within a Budding Grove. I opened the first volume today and found, on page 544, accompanying my bookmark, a page of notes and a gift card with this quote on it:


Yet I’ll need both new and old eyes to help me recall what I read nearly six years ago. I’m going to update and repost the reviews I wrote (for a different blog) to jog my memory. Not quite as satisfying as a madeleine dipped in linden tea, but this approach should be easier than rereading 500+pages of Proust’s dense prose.

So get ready for several weeks of Proust (leavened with lighter fare, of course).

About Lizzie Ross

in no particular order: author, teacher, cyclist, world traveler, single parent. oh, and i read. a lot.
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3 Responses to Starting with Proust

  1. J says:

    Just in case you need a madeleine…

    I have never read Proust. It will be interesting to reread your review and then follow your journey. I think I am too much of a gadfly to hold a thought that long.


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