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Swann's Way (In Search of Lost Time, #1)
At the risk of sounding banal, I'll say that reading Proust has been quite unlike any of my previous prose experiences. Frequently I found myself star ...more
Feb 21, 2009
Jan 31, 2009
Later in life, Beckett spoke disparagingly of this essay, dismissing its “cheap flashy philosophical jargon.” He was right to give this depiction of t ...more
Feb 18, 2010
Feb 15, 2010
Paintings in Proust: A Visual Companion to In Search of Lost Time
I wish all books were made like this one, physically-speaking. It's 350-odd pages, but it weighs about 12 pounds because of the luscious high-quality ...more
Sep 22, 2009
Apr 25, 2009
Finding Time Again (In Search of Lost Time #6)
Sunday was Community Day at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, which meant free entry to all. Deciding to take advantage of this at the expense of a g ...more
Sep 22, 2009
Aug 25, 2009
Sodom and Gomorrah (In Search of Lost Time, #4)
(Mild, general spoilers)
Ah, Proust, damn you. Damn you, damn you. You tricked me. You took me along for a pleasant ride, one filled with glorious intr
Jul 11, 2009
Jun 10, 2009
Days of Reading
Since this book has yet to be reviewed on this site, I feel compelled to say something, but I also feel more comfortable making this a dry description ...more
Nov 25, 2009
Nov 05, 2009
The Guermantes Way
Proust was a genius. The intra- and inter- human workings that he describes are universal, and yet he presents them in such a way that they are inargu ...more
May 13, 2009
Mar 30, 2009
In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower (In Search of Lost Time, #2)
"For a pleasure divested of imagination is a pleasure reduced to itself, to nothing." (p. 377)

À la recherche du temps perdu is a fluid cross-country d
Mar 26, 2009
Feb 22, 2009
The Prisoner and The Fugitive (In Search of Lost Time, Volume 5)
I’ve attempted (this is already generous) to review each volume of In Search of Lost Time, but every time I finish reading one, I feel like I should j ...more
Aug 23, 2009
Jul 11, 2009
In Search of Lost Time
Probably my favorite book.

(for Proust ramblings, see my embarrassingly positive individual volume reviews)
not set
Sep 22, 2009
On Art and Life
Nov 16, 2009
Sep 24, 2009
How Proust Can Change Your Life
Jan 10, 2010
Dec 16, 2009
Proust (Studies in Modern European Literature and Thought)
Apr 24, 2011
Apr 24, 2011
Proust Was a Neuroscientist
Aug 10, 2011
Jul 27, 2011
Monsieur Proust
not set
Jan 01, 2012
Pleasures and Days
Apr 15, 2012
Apr 01, 2012
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