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Swann's Way by Marcel Proust
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Jul 25, 2010

liked it
bookshelves: fiction, translation
Recommended to Nathan by: Academia
Recommended for: the interested few
Read from May 24 to June 07, 2010 , read count: 1

I had a lot of conflicting reactions to this book, which is both brilliant and frustrating. I wrote a long blog post that sorts through most of these issues that can be found here:

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Reading Progress

05/24/2010 page 32
5.2% "And so I begin my odyssey through one of the 20th century's greatest authors. The prose is incandescent."
06/03/2010 page 126
20.49% "I'm settling into the style of Proust. If you're looking for plot, this is not your novel."
07/04/2010 page 530
81.0% "Proust is the consummate author of long-windedness and emotion. Neither of those traits endears him to me. We'll see how this ends."

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