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Proust brought forward

One last detour on my journey through past Proust posts, to a novel whose title reveals its relevance. Madame Proust and the Kosher Kitchen (2003), Kate Taylor, 457 pp. This novel, set in three time periods, is about women and how … Continue reading

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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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