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Albertine disparue (À la recherche du temps perdu #6)

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Albertine has finally escaped her 'imprisonment' from Marcel's Paris apartment... Not only is Marcel quite unprepared for the effect her flight has on him, but also soon he is devastated by news of an even more irreversible loss.
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note: i did not read this in french. i have to review the fugitive here, even though i read the modern library edition that collects the captive with the fugitive because i think i went on way too long on the captive review to fit any more opinions, even though i don't want to review this one with too many details because this is the one in which the Big Thing happens, so i don't want to spoil anything for those of you who are right behind me with your readings. plus, i loved the captive more th...more
Jul 14, 2009 Jessica rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who has ever been dumped
Sit down, rock n' roll breakup-song maestros of the twentieth century (you know who you are)! Proust made you irrelevant before you were born.

I wish I'd read this in my early twenties, when I still had an actual heart left to break. You know all those insane impulses and fantasies you experience at such times, like the urge to send a letter to your ex-girlfriend describing the yacht and Rolls Royce you'd secretly bought and were planning to give her the morning she left you, which now will remai...more
Aug 24, 2014 Yann rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Yann by: Kalliope
Shelves: france, fiction

Cet avant-dernier tome de la recherche plonge le narrateur de Proust dans les affres de la déréliction et des regrets, suite au départ d'Albertine. C'est le plus court et le plus vite expédié de l'ensemble. Toujours aussi délicat, toujours à couper les cheveux en quatre, toujours aussi détaché, tout entier à son introspection, le narrateur s'accroche à la fuite du temps, et annonce le thème du dernier volume. J'ai eu beaucoup de plaisir avec celui-là, en particulier les réflexions sur le voyage...more
I took almost a year off between the last Proust book and this one. I think I made the right choice in waiting so long to return to Proust. I will try to explain, but I will try to give very little details to spoil anything.

The Sweet Cheat Gone starts almost immediately after the end of The Captive, as the title suggests and the French title even more explicitly makes known this book deals with the aftermath of the events of the last novel. (I've been curious about why certain books of Proust ha...more
Duffy Pratt
This series definitely counts as the longest reading effort where I have persisted (if sporadically). I first read Proust during the summer of my freshman year of college, almost 35 years ago. I quickly read the first two books, and then stumbled a bit in the middle of The Guermantes Way but finished all three fairly quickly. I didn't start Cities of the Plain for another three years, and I think it took almost two years to get through it. For some reason, the charm had been wearing off. I didn'...more
Six out of seven volumes completed! This volume to me felt more like a linking volume, a preparation for the conclusion; although a great deal happens, mainly in relation to the now departed Albertine. True to form, now she's gone our narrator wants her more than ever. We learn more about the lesbian tendencies of Albertine and her friends. Our narrator visits Venice with his mother and reads Ruskin. We come across Saint-Loup again and Gilberte and the two get married, leading to various asides...more
I start reading Proust and it feels like I've submerged into a slow-moving prose river. The water is clean, with gradual bends, but sometimes filled with small boiling eddies, swirls, and reverses. Time and memory move in one direction, but the current of Proustian memory contains an involuntary universe of vortexes and wakes. We fall in and out of love. Our memory of our love becomes bent and refracted as we move away from those we once loved.

Seriously, every time I read Proust I finish thinki...more
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Celebrity Death Match Special (reprise): Albertine disparue versus Killer Crabs

One of the most sensational literary discoveries of the last year was the hitherto unknown first draft of Albertine disparue. In the final version, (view spoiler) It transpires that Proust had originally planned a more explicit treatment. I am proud to present my translation of the following key passage from Volume...more
Tras haber leído La fugitiva, esta supuesta revisión final del VI tomo de la obra de Proust no deja de ser una curiosidad literaria pero que en nada puede sustituir el original manuscrito por Proust. Los cortes tan drásticos previstos por Proust en esta copia mecanografiada nunca podrían sustituir a la redacción manuscrita, pese a las reiteraciones, vacilaciones, párrafos absolutamente cansinos de La fugitiva. Mucho se pierde en este corte radical, desde frases fascinantes a situaciones o trmas...more
Richard Magahiz
Although this is the one volume some have advised the casual reader of Proust to skip entirely when dipping into the series, it plays an important role in showing the Narrator sink to his lowest level. He has adopted all the mores of the upper classes while simultaneously engaging in activities they forbid. Deciding to live with Albertine was the one serious choice he made, at the end of Cities of the Plain, and now when obsessive jealousy and an atmosphere of secrets destroyed the basis of that...more
Mateus Pereira
O sexto volume do Em busca do tempo perdido é o momento de maior ruptura dentro da estrutura do monumental romance. No final volume anterior, A prisioneira, Albertine desaperece e deixa Marcel. Nesse, A fugitiva, vemos a luta interior do herói narrador para sobreviver sem seu grande amor, sua luta para não pensar nela e para viver sem sentir aquela língua que "como um pão cotidiano, como um alimento nutritivo" Albertine lhe "metia na boca".

Proust utiliza pelo menos as duzentas páginas iniciais p...more
After struggling through The Captive I found the Fugitive much more interesting again. Proust is masterful at protraying the ever-changing perceptiions and reality of ourselves and other people, as Marcel pursues both the physical and the conceptual Albertine. He examines and reexamines whehter we can ever know much about another person, and if instead our relationship with another is only with our sense of the other in our own head. With every volume the echoes and mirror images of relationship...more
I had thought that this would be even harder to get through than “The Captive”, but I much prefer the narrator bemoaning life without Albertine than how he conducted himself when he actually had her. I have found that in massive stories like this (“Dream of the Red Chamber” or Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha novels come to mind), I eventually lose a certain distance from the characters and occasionally forget where my life ends and the fiction begins. In this volume in particular, I am much reminded of...more
Joao Vaz
Que turbilhão!

É o mais pequeno de todos, mas volvem-se anos e anos! O inesperado é palavra de ordem, entre revelações desconcertantes, avanços políticos e a multiplicação de parelhas über improváveis!

Mais, Proust não perde o fôlego já que é com uma meticulosa pincelada que nos é dado a conhecer as calles e canais de Veneza (rigor esse que nos foi apresentado com a descrição do pórtico da igreja de Combray no vol.I)

Ah!, e Marcel sofre, sofre muito.
I wish I had read this book at the age of 17 ...
Now remains to find how it fits into the biger picture ...
Willy Schuyesmans
Veertien jaar na de eerste lezing, schrik ik ervan hoeveel ik van dit boek vergeten was. Jammer, want het is een pareltje, een aaneenschakeling van prachtige volzinnen, die eigenlijk - een boek lang - maar over één onderwerp gaan: het verwerken van het afscheid van Albertine, die op het einde van het vorige boek (De gevangene) op een ochtend verdwenen blijkt. Dat afscheid en het daarmee gepaard gaande rouwproces is gedrenkt in jaloezie, eigenlijk nog heftiger dan toen ze bij hem woonde. Heerlijk...more
Albertine Disparue by Marcel Proust

I was seventeen when I first started to read Marcel Proust. Back then, I was very interested in the multiple aspects of love that Proust reveals. Intrigued and baffled by the discovery that we love the unattainable, people who say no and the ones who love us. It may very well be that “Proust did change my life” as Alain de Botton has it. After my first encounter with Proust, I was shocked to find that Proust was homosexual. Not so much as a man raised in a kind...more
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Joseph Sverker
[Spoiler warning!] Why does one read hundereds upon hundereds of pages only to be in complete devestation. The death of Albertine is simply heartbreaking and one lives with the main character's sorrow. It is strange how fiction can move you because in a way I could simply say that, it is only fiction, and just as Albertine never lived for real she never died. But my mind does not agree on that. Proust has made Albertine come alive in my mind and when she dies, I am bereaved. I suppose that is a...more
Artem Huletski
"Я разлюбил Альбертину. Но выпадали дни, когда стояла такая погода, которая, изменяя, пробуждая нашу чувствительность, возвращает нас к ре­альности. Мне было больно думать о ней. Я страдал от несуществующей любви. Так при перемене погоды человек ощущает боль в отрезанной ноге".
El sexto tomo de En busca del tiempo perdido... Sin duda, el más irregular, debido a no haber sido corregido a la muerte de Proust, lo que supone que aparezca en un estado en el que se aprecia el borrador. Y sin embargo, pese a que se eche en falta a veces ese acabado de la frase de Proust o esa forma diferente de tratar tiempo, descripción, acontecimientos y narración, pese a los momentos en que se repiten redacciones similares, pese a cierta monotonía de abordar la situación del narrador...
The shortest - but the most longwinded - of the 7 tomes. The struggle with the grief over Albertine is also a struggle for the reader to overcome.
vielleicht war ich diesmal einfach nur nicht in der richtigen proust-stimmung, aber der vor allem in der ersten hälfte des romans sich intensivst dem selbstmitleid über sein verlassen-werden hingebende ich-erzähler hat mitunter etwas genervt. in der zweiten hälfte erreicht auch dieser schmalste der 7 bände über weite strecken wieder die form der vorangegangenen teile und alles ist wieder einigermaßen gut - neugierde und vorfreude auf die lektüre des letzten bandes sind jedenfalls intakt.
Una volta ho letto un libro di un autore italiano di cui non ricordo il nome, che raccontava come la fine di un amore é come quando una persona muore, solo che muore solo per te, per gli altri resta vita. Questo penultimo volume della Ricerca é meraviglioso in quanto dalla morte di Albertine, le divagazione di Marcel su quanto lei gli manchi perché morta, mentre da viva non sarebbe successo, sono sublimi. Da non dimenticare nemmeno il colpo di scena su S.Loup...
L'avant dernière étape de mon projet d'été: lire un tome de à la recherche du temps perdu chaque été. Et quelle étape ! Un roman plein de rebondissements et de voyages :).
Petya Kokudeva
Чудесна! (Не ме напуска мисълта, че такива книги не се пишат вече.) И Мария Георгиева е обрисувала всичко на хубав - някак антикварен, но жив - български език. Въпреки силно лъкатушещите из дебрите на смисъла изречения,той навсякъде е изкристализирал добре, а витиеватият език не осуетява, а напротив, подпомага с всичка сила узнаването и разбирането.

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Oh Albertine, how I miss you and your love. Actually I really don't most of the time, but it's so convenient and expected to play the broken hearted romantic lover who has lost their great love that I'm quite happy to do so and romanticize the past...
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French novelist, best known for his 3000 page masterpiece À la recherche du temps perdu (Remembrance of Things Past or In Search of Lost Time), a pseudo-autobiographical novel told mostly in a stream-of-consciousness style. Born in the first year of the Third Republic, the young Marcel, like his narrator, was a delicate child from a bourgeois family. He was active in Parisian high society during t...more
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