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Erzählt wird eine Episode aus dem Leben Swanns: die Geschichte seiner großen Liebe zu Odette, einer Dame der Pariser Halbwelt.
Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
Published September 21st 2000 by Pocket (first published January 1st 1919)
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Manny
For the Celebrity Death Match Review Tournament, Hamlet (4) versus À la recherche du temps perdu (29)

[A bar in Elsinore. HAMLET is slumped in front of a large collection of empty glasses]

HAMLET:

O, that this too too solid flesh would melt
Thaw and resolve itself into a dew!
Or that the Everlasting had not fix'd
His canon 'gainst self-slaughter! O God! God!
How weary, stale, flat and unprofitable,
Seem to me all the uses of this world!
Fie on't! ah fie! 'tis an unweeded garden,
That grows to seed; thing
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Marcello S
Jan 07, 2016 Marcello S rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sinceramente, che gli vuoi dire a Proust?

Ok, a volte la prende un po' alla larga.
E Swann e Odette sono così indolenti che ogni tanto due testate gliele daresti per risvegliarli.
Pero, dai, livelli altissimi.

Non ero molto convinto. E invece. [82/100]

“E come, accingendosi a baciare Odette per la prima volta, aveva cercato di imprimersi nella memoria il viso ch’ella aveva avuto per tanto tempo ai suoi occhi e che il ricordo di quel bacio stava per trasformare, così ora, allo stesso modo, gli sarebb
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Rachel
Mar 20, 2008 Rachel rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I know Proust is supposed to be amazing - maybe reading in the original french was just too much because it's discouragingly dense - the text just goes on and on with extremely rare paragraph markings. The thing about Proust is that he really goes into such minute detail - sometimes it's interesting and insightful, sometimes it seems rambling and irrelevant.

He does a great job of character development and a surprisingly realistic description of the details of human behavior and thinking, but it
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Andrea
J'ai attaqué Proust avec ce 'fragment', en fait la deuxième partie de "Du côté de chez Swann", premier tome de 'A LA RECHERCHE DU TEMPS PERDU'.
Une petite dose homéopathique donc, à priori abordable. Je m'y suis mise et voilà que j'ai été assiégée des phrases interminables qui tournent autour du pot, m'embrouillant et me perdant en route: tout pour me déplaire! Et pourtant...il y avait quelque chose de captivant là-dedans, malgré cette écriture à rallonge qui m'a rebutée au début, et j'ai persist
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Sebastien
Oct 12, 2008 Sebastien rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book, although I didn't find it as enchanting and fascinatingly mystical and mysterious as Swann's Way. Un Amour de Swann was definitely more linear and straight-forward, which was a little sad in my opinion. I was actually starting to enjoy Proust's way of jumping back and forth and interweaving thoughts and stories together. It gave the story in Swann's Way a timeless sort of quality.

In Un Amour de Swann, Swann is the main character, and basically he's an aristocrat who has too
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Talita Lima
Migrei entre "que genial!" e "por que ele está falando isso exaustivamente e em parágrafos intermináveis?" frequentemente durante todo o livro. Foi a minha experiência com o Proust, e apesar da leitura não ter sido tão entusiasmante e natural quanto eu esperava - consegui engatar no livro só depois da terceira tentativa!, o que pra mim é coisa raríssima - espero poder dar outra chance ao hombre. No mais, além das referências interessantes que ele faz com aparente propriedade a outros ramos da ar ...more
Bogdan
Oct 23, 2009 Bogdan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: french-lit
It is quite an interesting subject. I haven't read to many books dealing with jealousy, but this one seems to me one of the masterpieces.
One of the major problems that prevented me from giving it a higher rating is the style of Marcel Proust. I am not a big fan of Mr. Proust style. His paragraphs span for more than 1 page. His phrases are almost always composed, having more than one subordinates. And he uses a lot of divagations, some of them huge enough to be paragraphs of their own. For exampl
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Mary Ronan Drew
Apr 21, 2016 Mary Ronan Drew rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Stefanie
Jul 05, 2012 Stefanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I realized about halfway through this book, which I found amazingly engaging, is that I have utterly no interesting in seeing the movie (I have a copy published in conjunction with the Jeremy Irons-starring film). Seeing people do foolish things for love (or self-interest or obsession) holds no interest for me, but reading the eloquent and insightful analysis of each step, each feeling, of the relationship was fantastic.
Briana Grenert
Apr 20, 2016 Briana Grenert rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Swann, you idiot. You're the problem, not Odette.
*shakes fists*
Katerina
Feb 04, 2015 Katerina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's a definition of love in 200 pages, and then you realize that the object is of no importance, only the subject itself.
Mina
May 16, 2016 Mina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Prust je nenadmašan u opisima, kada uhvati nit vodilju analize ne pušta je, i čini opipljivima neizrecivo, nestalno i skriveno (na naše zadovoljstvo), ali...mislim da je njemu bilo zanimljivije da piše o ljubavnim nedoumicama Svanove duše nego nama dok ih čitamo.
Gledamo kako gradi izuzetno minuciozne kule i gradove koje onda ruši - stilski postupak ili metafora ljubavi same? U ovom slučaju mislim da je oboje. Eh, samo da te kule nisu imale baš tako zakučaste i tesko pristupacne ukrase...
Priča se
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Annabella
Jan 21, 2016 Annabella rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: school, classics
Il ne faut jamais discuter sur les romans ni sur les pièces de théâtre. Chacun a sa manière de voir et vous pouvez trouver détestable ce que j'aime le mieux.
Emily
Jul 01, 2009 Emily rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: français
Je n'aimais jamais des livres à propros les difficultés des riches.
stenopelmatus
Antes que nada me gustaría aclarar algo que para mi fue muy confuso: "Un amor de Swann" es sólo un fragmento del libro "Por el camino de Swann"

Me confundí y lo compré pensando que era el libro completo (a veces cambian mucho el nombre al traducirlo al español).
Pero la causa de mi error se debe a la reseña que pusieron en el sitio Web de la librería donde lo compré (lo confunden con el libro completo). Inclusive aquí en goodreads lo confunden también, porque entrelazaron los reviews de "Un amor d
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Rubi
Ay, un libro intenso donde los haya. Realmente he terminado con él y se me ha escapado un suspiro. Me llevo muchas impresiones, reflexiones, frases... En cierto modo toda la historia me ha dejado con el corazón en un puño, pero pienso ¡qué fácil es juzgar desde fuera, qué ciegos parecen los enamorados!Hay que verse en la situación (en muchas cosas comprendo perfectamente a Swann)... Sin embargo algunas cosas están claras:
- Basta que tengamos que luchar tanto por algo para que cuando lo consigamo
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Realini
Jun 07, 2013 Realini rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Un Amour de Swan by Marcel Proust

A La Recherche du Temps Perdu is for me the greatest book I came across. I was surprised to see that on the Le Monde list of best books it came only second, even if I love L’Etranger, which was placed at number one.

The first time I saw a book by Proust was in the house of a teacher. A math teacher. Starting to read Proust at 17 was a challenge, indeed- it still is. Apart from finding the book, the length of some phrases-extending over a few pages sometimes- a ser
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Ignacio Mazzara
Jun 18, 2013 Ignacio Mazzara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Tiempo atrás, uno soñaba con poseer el corazón de la mujer de la que estaba enamorado; más tarde, sentir que poseemos el corazón de una mujer puede bastar para enamorarnos de ella."

"De todas las maneras de producirse el amor, y de todos los agentes de diseminación de ese mal sagrado, uno de los más eficaces es ese gran torbellino de agitación que nos arrastra en ciertas ocasiones. La suerte está echada, y el ser que por entonces goza de nuestra simpatía, se convertirá en el ser amado. Ni siquie
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Martin Yankov
I enjoyed reading this novel.

I think it’s safe to say that Marcel Proust really has an amazing writing style. His beautifully constructed sentences just draw you in and you find it hard to put the book down.

The story is not really original or special and maybe it’s not meant to be. I wouldn’t say it’s a story about love, it’s rather a story about all the different feelings and sensations we gather by communicating with someone and call “love”. It’s about all the different stages of attraction,
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Maria Pamela Menale
Jan 12, 2016 Maria Pamela Menale rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: francese
Quattro stelle. Avevo scritto una recensione, ma per eliminare questo romanzo dalla sezione "abbandonati" ho cancellato tutto =___=". Sarò più breve. Ringrazio la voce di Sandro Lombardi che mi ha guidata nel dedalo di frasi lunghissime che lo lasciavano senza fiato. Ho rivalutato tantissimo il personaggio di Swann, che avevo creduto il classico damerino che si innamora per capriccio, incasina tutto e poi si butta da un lato a piangere pensando a quanto sia stato stupido a rovinare tutto. Non è ...more
Dina
Oct 13, 2013 Dina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
Brilliant!

I love books that explore and reflect inner world of a protagonist, their thoughts and feelings, their state of mind, especially when that's done so realistically, so convincingly, like Proust does. I have never read anything similar to this one, I enjoyed so much writer's thoughts, his deep intuitive knowledge of human soul. Every page is full of beautiful sentences. I gave up taking notes after first 20 pages because I liked everything.

***

"A s obzirom da su žene u tom pogledu nepokor
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Henrik
Jul 15, 2013 Henrik rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sarjan toinen jakso (2. siis jonkun luokituksen mukaan...) on mestarillinen kuvaus järjettömän rakkauden kehittymisestä ja näennäisestä kuolemasta.

Pidin Proustin tyylistä nyt paljon enemmän; haaveilut oli karsittu olennaisiin ja sisällön arvo kasvoi räjähdysmäisesti. Romaanin alku on yksi parhaista lukemistani, samoin loppu. Eikä väliosassakaan moittimista ole.

Kaikkien tavoittelema taiteentuntija ja naistenmies Swann eksyy tapaamansa Odetten kautta keskinkertaisiin seurapiireihin, joiden puuhast
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Carlo Hagemann
Dec 31, 2015 Carlo Hagemann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After having read Combray, and having been mesmerized by the memories of the narrator, I have tried to read 'un amour de Swann' a couple of times, but I always left the book at page 10 or so, where the Verdurins' soirees were describe in rich details, and in long sentences, such as this one, but only longer.
One has to get used to this rich stream of consciousness, but once pulled in, the comparisons of love (and jealousy) with feelings for music, art, or far more mundane objects, is sometimes i
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Suellen Rubira
May 26, 2012 Suellen Rubira rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Um livro apaixonante e apaixonado. Eu diria - inflamado!

Proust não era dado a nos facilitar a leitura das coisas. "Um amor de Swann" é a segunda parte de "No Caminho de Swann", primeiro volume dos 7 que compõem Em busca do tempo perdido.

A narrativa é um todo contínuo. É difícil parar a leitura e retornar sem ter que maltratar a memória e puxar detalhes.

O que mais me chamou a atenção foi a forma como senti todos os tormentos de Swann à flor da pele. Senti com ele e fiquei com pena dele, assim
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Cátia
Jan 15, 2016 Cátia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: empresto
Fiquei um pouco desorientada quando descobri que há um livro anterior a este... acho que o deveria ter lido primeiro.
Proust tem uma escrita requintada e densa que muitas vezes me levou à releitura... mas gostei, ainda que toda a tristeza e desolação de que fala o livro acaba por ser mencionada em demasia.
Saoirse
J'ai moins aimé cette seconde partie mais c'est en grande partie de ma faute. J'ai mis quasiment 10 mois pour écouter les 10 CD de l'édition audio, ce n'est pas très sérieux. Du coup, j'ai eu du mal à rester concentrée sur l'histoire, les personnages...
Je n'ai pas toujours accroché à l'histoire de M. Swann. Elle me plaisait au début puis j'ai trouvé ces histoires avec Odette longues et lassantes.
La dernière partie au contraire m'a beaucoup plu. J'ai aimé le fait de changer de narrateur. Lambert
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Matthew
El único en la serie que he leído. Muy difícil de entender. Muy parecido a Joyce en que el tiempo novelado transcurre sólo unos días o quizás unas horas.
Dony Grayman
Volumen 2 de la edición en dos libros del tomo 1 en su idioma original. Edición francesa impresa en Canadá.
Michel Van Goethem
Un amour de Swann (À la recherche du temps perdu, #1.2)
by Marcel Proust
Silvia
Jan 19, 2015 Silvia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I guess you could read this book in many different ways. It makes you think about art, love, the reasons why we like certain things and not others, love and possession; it's also a depiction of French society at the time and the different classes. Interesting on so many levels that I guess you could read it from many different perspectives, you could stay in the abstract or you could even see some of the characters in your day-to-day. A great book that makes me consider reading the full In Searc ...more
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“Quando Odette deixasse de ser para ele uma criatura sempre ausente, cobiçada, imaginária, quando o sentimento que ele tinha por ela não fosse mais aquela mesma perturbação misteriosa que lhe causava a frase da sonata e sim afeto, reconhecimento, quando se estabelecessem entre ambos relações normais que poriam fim à loucura e à tristeza dele, então sem dúvida os atos da vida de Odette lhe pareceriam si mesmos pouco interessantes.” 2 likes
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