Category Archives: 2016 Goals

Marcel comments on hotel guests

I’m nearing the end of these posts from the past (I think). However many remain, though, I’m determined to end this week with real-time reading and blogging. Within a Budding Grove, pp. 504-514 The only thing to report about these 10 … Continue reading

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Marcel on the Beach

Warning: I get a bit philosophical here. Within a Budding Grove, pp. 488-504 Marcel has gone off to Balbec-Plage, in Normandy. After, of course, much anguish about leaving his mother. I suppose it’s all meant to be very touching, but … Continue reading

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Romanticism

First week of January, 2011, must have been quiet, for I made wonderful progress in Proust, reading whom is like watching a glacier. Things move too slowly to notice changes over short periods of time (or just a few pages) — … Continue reading

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This’ll make you laugh

Remember my reader who commented that one must reread Proust? I wonder if that was a subtle curse. Judge for yourself as you read the next update. Within a Budding Grove, pp. 406-416 So, as I was plodding away this week, hiking … Continue reading

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“Tell Sparta” people

There’s something about December afternoons, with the days shortening and chill winds or damp rain pressing against my windows — ideal napping weather. This post dates from early December 2010, with big family holidays nearing. But now it’s a warm March morning as … Continue reading

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Proust, sort of, a compendium of posts

Interspersed with my summaries of and reactions to Proust’s novels are a few posts on related topics, highlights of which I’ve excerpted and combined below. It amazed me at the time how Proust-related books and articles would fall into my lap. … Continue reading

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Proust cont’d.

This post’s title was “Per viam rectam”, which I explain at the end. The post is dated October 29, 2010, just before I wrote the first draft of what became Kenning Magic. Make of that what you will. Within a Budding Grove, … Continue reading

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