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Here are the captivating stories with which Marcel Proust first enchanted the literary world. PLEASURES AND REGRETS foreshadows the melancholic REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST. This early collection, clearly the work of a master, is a fascinating introduction to Proust's world of love and jealousy, decadence and snobbery, worldliness and remorse, desolate splendor and elegant s ...more
Paperback, 221 pages
Published January 28th 1969 by Ecco Press (first published 1896)
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Brenda
Me ha dejado con ganas de más y le he perdido un poco el miedo. ¿Lo mejor de todo? 'Los arrepentimientos. Ensueños del color del tiempo'. Next stop: Por el camino de Swann. Ya he comprado los billetes para este verano.

«El viento, en medio de ese quebrar de sueños, de esos restos de dichas marchitas, ha sembrado la buena semilla bajo una lluvia de lágrimas, pero se secará demasiado pronto para poder germinar.»
Polytimi
Πανέμορφο ξεκίνημα για τον νεαρό Προυστ το οποίο στην πραγματικότητα αξίζει 4 αστεράκια, ωστόσο προς το τέλος το βιβλίο κουράζει διότι υπάρχει μια τάση για συνεχή λυρισμό. Αμέτρητα σημεία του βιβλίου είναι μαγευτικά, συμπυκνώνουν σε λίγες γραμμές ουσιώδη νοήματα και καταλαβαίνει κανείς γιατί ο Προυστ θεωρείται από τους μεγαλύτερους συγγραφείς της γενιάς του!
Mahdi Bigdeli
از خانه خانم و آقای الف بیرون می آیید و به دیدن خانواده ب می روید و حماقت و بدجنسی و وضعیت اسف بار الف ها برایتان چون روز روشن می شود. سرشار از ستایش روشن بینی ب ها می شوید و شرمتان می آید از اینکه اول برای الف ها احترام قائل بودید. اما وقتی دوباره به خانه شان می روید می بینید آنها هم ب ها را تقریبا به همان شیوه خودشان قصابی می کنند. از خانه یکی به خانه دیگری رفتن به بازدید از اردوگاه های دو نیروی متخاصم می ماند. منتها چون هیچ وقت اینها صدای آتشبار آنها را نمی شنوند فکر می کنند فقط خودشان مسلح ا ...more
Shane
Proust's work before he hit the ripe old age of 22. The emergence of a wordsmith is evident. However, the stories in this collection are more like sketches for longer novels to come. His themes vacillate between mortality and the desire to live, between sincere love and insincerity,between greed and jealousy and all the base instincts that his refined class of society haunting the literary salons of Paris seemed blessed in abundance with. He was lucky to live and work at a time when writing scho ...more
Famineh
درواقع اغلب زماني كه عشق آغاز مي‌كنيم، تجربه و عقلمان، به رغم اعتراض‌هاي دل كه اين حس يا شايد توهم را دارد كه عشقش ابدي است، به ما مي‌گويند كه روزي به دلداري كه امروز فقط به انديشه‌ي او زنده‌ايم همان اندازه بي‌اعتنا مي‌شويم كه امروزه به هر زني جز او هستيم ... روزي نامش را مي‌شنويم و ديگر دچار هيچ لذت دردآلودي نمي‌شويم، خطش را مي‌خوانيم و ديگر نمي‌لرزيم، در خيابان راهمان را كج نمي‌كنيم تا او را ببينيم، به او برمي‌خوريم و دست و پا گم نمي‌كنيم، به او دست مي‌يابيم و از خود بي‌خود نمي‌شويم
Luisa
Ogni racconto letto è stato come un'abbuffata di squisito cibo: il senso di sazietà al termine di ciascuna storia è stato tanto...tanto appagante.
Nella mia edizione Garzanti del 1976 è presente un sottotitolo: 'Passioni mondane e smarrimenti del cuore nelle pagine del giovane Proust'. Se non fossero stati presenti i racconti mondani, sarebbe stato un libro perfetto, da inserire tra i miei preferiti. Sinceramente della descrizione della vita dei gran baroni e principesse, a me non frega proprio n
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Babak


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چه خوش است هنگامی که غمی به دل داری به گرمای بستر پناه ببری و آنجا فارغ از هر کوشش و هر مقاومتی، حتی سر به زیر پتوها فرو برده، خود را یکسره رها کنی، و چون شاخه ها در باد پاییز بنالی
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Kelsey Hathaway
You would think that spending countless hours with Proust's "Swann's Way" for the biggest paper of my college career would mean I had tired of him. Not so the case. I stumbled upon this book inside an antique secretary's desk at a consignment shop in my hometown. It's a first edition English from 1948, so clearly whoever sold it had no idea what they were giving up...or just doesn't appreciate French literature in translation.
I can't express to you how exquisite I think this writing is. I have o
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Justin Evans
I read somewhere that Proust is great because he's so concise, which sounds silly, considering he wrote one of the all time longest novels. But it's true- he can capture something in a sentence that would take other writers pages. And he does it here a few times, which is nice to see: he's so good at following an emotion out until it's comprehensible. On the other hand, all the bad kind of expansion shows up a lot more here than in A la recherche. I probably wouldn't have finished it if it wasn' ...more
Kourosh
قصه هاي زيادي هستند، اما خدا نكند كه يكيشان براي شما آشنا باشد، شبيه زندگيتان باشد. كه اگر اينطور شود، بي رحمانه انديشه تان را براي خودتان برملا مي كند. آن گاه است كه مي فهميد كسي جز شما هم اينگونه انديشيده و مهم تر آنكه يقين مي يابيد، كلمات پروست، كلمات ذهن مردم بسياري هستند در گرداگرد جهان. آرامشي به همراه خواهد داشت ستودني اما دلشوره هاي بعدي در پي خواهد داشت؛ شايد اين دغدغه به راستي هيچگاه پاسخي نيابد، جز در لحظه مرگ.
Hakan Yaman
Proust’un yayımlanan ilk kitabı “Hazlar ve Günler”, yirmi yaşında yazdığı öykülerle daha sonraları pek çoğunu “Kayıp Zamanın İzinde” serisinin içine de katacağı felsefi görüşlerinden oluşuyor. Genç yazılar çoğu, ama Proust’un o hüzünlü kaleminden akan mürekkeple yazıldıkları için asla acemice değiller. Kitabın açılışındaki öyküyü yıllar önce “Vikont’un Ölümü” adıyla Vakit Gazetesi’nin 1936 tarihli Matbaa Kütüphanesi baskısından, Haydar Rıfat’ın çevirisiyle okumuş, etkilenmiştim. Sanırım henüz “K ...more
Sean Chick
Beautiful characters portraits are matched here with an eye for detail. Proust seems to be that rare thing, the romantic realist.
Josh Bruening
It's a funny book if you like Proust's sort of humor. I'm only half way through it.
melissa
emotional longing glances at people and nature. beautiful and jealous.
Laya A
کتاب مجموعه یادداشت‌ها و داستانک‌های نقدگونه‌ی پروست جوان است از جامعه ی اواخر قرن نوزده فرانسه و خاصه زندگی اشرافی و محفلی. منبع بسیار خوبی برای شناخت لایه‌های درونی اون جامعه، هم چنان که بخش هایی از نوشته، مثل داستان مرگ بالداسار سیلواند (از مرگ و زندگی، در خدمت و خیانت جوانی)، یا داستان ویولانت (گم کردن آرزوها)، و فرانسواز دوبوریو از عشق، کاملن ملموس و جهان شمول اند و با پرداخت ظریف و پرشکوهشون باعث می‌شن به خوبی باهاشون ارتباط برقرار کنید. برای مثال داستان ییلاق غمبار خانم دوبوریو: یک توصیف ...more
Amir
بابا جان این گروه های فعال محیط زیست عوض این جیغ و دادها و ناخن به صورت کشیدن ها، بیاد و بره خیلی نجیب وارانه این شاه کتاب مارسل پروست، خوشی ها و روزها، رو تبلیغ کنه. بعد هی زیر این نکته رو خط بکشه که موسیو مارسل این کتاب رو وقتی نوشته که بیست و پنج سال رو پر نکرده بوده. موسیو توی این سن طبیعی هست که پختگی در جستجو رو نداره، اما باز اون چنان تیپ ها رو تبدیل به شخصیت های بی بدیل می کنه که قاعدتا می تونه کلی از اسهال به قلم ها رو از توهم نویسنده شدن در بیاره؛ به همین راحتی. ممنون آقای پروست.
Elsa
Muy buen libro. La verdad es que Proust sabe cómo decir las cosas. Esa animadversión por la pedantería y el snobismo hacen que sus textos tengan un humor bastante fino, elegante, aunque también un poco cruel por lo desdichados que luego llegan a ser sus conclusiones. El mejor texto, a mi parecer, fue el último, "El final de los celos", porque plantea muy bien elementos como el amor, el odio, la esperanza y, por supuesto, la muerte. También "Melancólico Veraneo de Madame de Breyves", donde básica ...more
Kaitlyn
A much better introduction into the mind of Marcel Proust. You can start to see the beginnings of what he wanted to talk about even quite early on in his writings. Society, innocence of childhood, memory. I've always loved his style of writing but just found Swann's Way to be so damn LONG. This is great if you just want a taste of what he's got to offer.

This is also before he really developed his skills as a writer so although the writing is fantastic, it's on a different level to Swann's Way. I
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Pat
This was my first stab at Proust and I rather think it will be my last. He wrote all these short snippets before he was 22 years old and they certainly come across as the mental wanderings of a Victorian youth. It may well be that I have missed the point totally but I could not really find any great pleasure in any of it.
Rosemary
While Proust's writing is undeniably beautiful, I found it hard to connect with any of his stories. Probably an author I'll try and come back to in a few years time.
E.C. Laurenz
Podemos reconocer al Proust de En busca del tiempo perdido, sin duda alguna, aunque no tan maduro, y sin embargo, mucho mejor que algunas obras "cumbre" de varios otros escritores menos talentosos. Son escritos que realizó en su juventud y el primer libro que publicó. No es, pues, más que un avance de lo que vendría, bosquejos de su prosa mágica. Mención especial al bello prólogo de Anatole France en la edición que leí (Ed. Santiago Rueda, de 1947).
Katie
I enjoyed this book very much, though I did have some trouble with it because I was reading it in French, which is my second language. Being a collection of short stories and captured moments, it was much different from the prose I usually read, and was quite a lovely experience. No matter what, nothing will diminish Proust's ability to capture the melancholy and loneliness which occupies every human spirit.
Cameron
An uninspiring collection of short stories by a young Proust. This collection reminds me of the dismal Memoirs of a Madman, the work of a young Flaubert struggling to find his voice. What Proust would become, like Flaubert, is so far removed from this collection of haphazard writings that one can barely believe it was penned by the same author.
mayhugh
By turns cuttingly satirical and bitterly moving, Proust’s portrayals are layered with imagery and feeling—whether they be of the aspiring Bouvard and Pécuchet, the deluded Madame de Breyves, or of Baldassare Silvande, steeped in memories, regret, and final understanding at the end of his life
Levi
A book of short stories, sketches, reveries. Reading this book was my first step (getting motivated) in completing my life long goal of reading In Search of Lost Time. Loved his style. I still think about this book fairly often.
Marina
A wonderful book with lots of unexpected pleasures in it. Surprised by how much more scathing he was then about high society. And already completely wonderful on love and death.
Henry
Really enjoying this so far. Lovely Spring reading. Was shocked it was picked by the group. Hope it proves that is worthy of your votes. But really, how bad can Proust be?
Erma Odrach
Set in late 1800's Paris, this book is a collection of short stories and sketches, written when Proust was only in his early 20's. Pretty remarkable. It's a re-read.
Mert D.  A.
it's a good starting point to sink into Proust's expressionist world.
Marcelita Swann
Title: Pleasures and Regrets. Colorful dust jacket, with arrow piercing a graphic eye…three tear drops falling.
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  • Marcel Proust: A Life
  • Selected Letters
  • Paintings in Proust: A Visual Companion to In Search of Lost Time
  • Marcel Proust: A Life
  • Monsieur Proust
  • The Indiscreet Jewels
  • Proust's Way: A Field Guide to In Search of Lost Time
  • Voyage dans la Lune
  • The Dream (Les Rougon-Macquart, #16)
  • The Country Waif (Francois Le Champi)
  • Proust's Overcoat: The True Story of One Man's Passion for All Things Proust
  • Monsieur Proust's Library
  • Aphrodite
  • Marcel Proust
  • The Chouans
  • The Best Short Stories
  • Les caractères
  • Something to Declare: Essays on France
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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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Swann's Way (In Search of Lost Time, #1) In Search of Lost Time  (À la recherche du temps perdu #1-7) In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower (In Search of Lost Time, #2) The Guermantes Way  (In Search of Lost Time, #3) Remembrance of Things Past: Volume I - Swann's Way & Within a Budding Grove

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