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The Sweet Cheat Gone (In Search of Lost Time #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.
Unknown Binding, 379 pages
Published 1972 by Chatto & Windus (first published 1925)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
685. Remembrance of Things Past = À la recherche du temps perdu VI, Albertine disparue, Marcel Proust
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: شاید نوامبر سال 1999 میلادی
عنوان: در جستجوی زمان از دست رفته، کتاب ششم - در ایران کتاب هشتم و دیگران کتاب هفتم: گریخته؛ نویسنده: مارسل پروست؛ مترجم: مهدی سحابی؛ تهران، نشر مرکز، 1377 هجری خورشیدی؛ در 392 ص؛
کتاب: آلبرتین گمشده، یا همان گریخته، مجلد ما قبل آخر از سری کتابهای: در جستجوی زمان از دست رفته، است. در پی «اسیر»، که کتاب عشق و حسادت بود، مجلد حاضر کتاب مرگ و فراموشی است

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
Michael Finocchiaro
This book brought me a lot of comfort when I was going through a painful breakup. Albertine disappears and - spoiler alert - disappears for good and the narrator is at first unconsolable. What is fascinating for me is how he goes through each of the stages of mourning here: sadness, anger, longing and forgetting in a carefully described and beautifully written volume. It is the last volume where we have the more intimate one-on-one relationships as we approach WW I and the actual period when Pro ...more
Oct 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
None of my GR friends who've added this book as 'read' have reviewed it and I may take that as a sign that I don't 'have' to either. But, no, my real 'excuse' is that almost from the very beginning of my reading this, it was a time of two personal losses, which is 'appropriate' in that the story, what there is of one, is also one of loss and grief, but in such an abstract way, or so it seemed to me, that I had a hard time identifying mine with its, and I am generally very good at universalizing ...more
Jun 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“I could no longer desire physically without feeling a need for her, without suffering from her absence.”
― Marcel Proust, The Fugitive


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 memo
Jul 03, 2009 rated it really liked it
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
Sep 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classic, novel
در نیازم به این که آلبرتین را هر شب اینگونه نزد خود نگه دارم، گذشته از تمنایی که با پیشکشی جوانی را میستود، چیز دیگری هم دخالت داشت که تا آن زمان در زندگیام … بیسابقه بود. … بدون شک بسیار تعجب میکردم اگه به من گفته میشد که یکسره آدم نیکی نیستم و بویژه این که میکوشم کسی را از لذتی محروم کنم. بیگمان خودم را در آن زمان خوب نمیشناختم، زیرا لذتی که از اقامت آلبرتین در خانهام میبردم بس بیشتر از آن که لذتی مثبت باشد، ناشی از این بود که دختر شکوفا را از جهانی که هر کسی میتوانست خوشیِ بودن با او را بچشد ...more
Teresa Proença
Feb 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: n-frança, e5
(Jean Béraud, L'attente)

"Os laços entre uma pessoa e nós só existem no nosso pensamento. A memória, ao enfraquecer, afrouxa-os, e apesar da ilusão com que gostaríamos de ser enganados e com que, por amor, por amizade, por delicadeza, por respeito humano, por dever, enganamos os outros, é sozinhos que existimos. O homem é o ser que não pode sair de si, que só em si conhece os outros e que quando diz o contrário mente."

"Não é só a arte que dá encanto e mistério às coisas mais insignificantes; ess
Aug 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  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
Dec 29, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Öncelikle Roza Hakmen'e çeviri başarısı için hakkını vermek lazım sanırım. Sonrasında serinin sondan bir önceki kitabı diğerlerine göre en akıcı olanı diyebilirim.

Proust okurken hayatın çok hızlı aktığını düşünen hareketli ruh halim durgunlaşmıştır her zaman. Seride ilerledikçe anların farkına varmadığımız detaylarını yakalayabilmek öğrenme sürecimin en büyük artısı olmuştur.

Genelde seri okuması yapacaksam yazarın biosuna en son bakarım. Bu defa Albertine Kayıp'ı okurken merakıma yenilip Prout
Dec 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1001-books, 2016
P. 154 - "Dizem alguns filósofos que o mundo exterior não existe e que é em nós mesmos que desenrolamos a nossa vida."

P. 199 - "A mentira é essencial à humanidade. Nela desempenha porventura um papel tão importante como a procura do prazer, e de resto é comandada por essa mesma procura. Mentimos para proteger o nosso prazer, ou a nossa honra se a divulgação do prazer for contrária à honra. Mentimos ao longo de toda a nossa vida, até, e sobretudo, e talvez apenas, àqueles que nos amam. Só estes,
Sep 20, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
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
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
Jun 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: european-novels
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
Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Personally, I found it absolutely immaterial from a moral point of view whether one took one's pleasure with a man or with a woman, and only too natural and human that one should take it where one could find it," writes Proust in the last three pages of this book. "The Fugitive" (as well as the previous volume, "The Captive") were both published posthumously, and by the time Proust is completing this sixth volume, he is no doubt very ill. At last, he is facing the truth about his own sexuality. ...more
Nelson Zagalo
May 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bloom_list
E ao sexto volume senti a força do romance irromper por entre todo aquele manto constituído por camadas e camadas de análise e auto-análise. Proust surpreende-nos, mas se me surpreendi com a reviravolta no enredo, mais ainda me surpreendi, por só agora me ter apercebido de um traço central em toda a escrita da ‘Recherche’, a tentativa deliberada para evitar a emoção estética. Proust cita por duas vezes Descartes ao longo da obra, mas só aqui me dei conta do quão contaminado por ele estava Proust ...more
Oct 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: french

یک واکاوی حیرت انگیز از ذهن انسان. شاید در این اثر پراحساس، پراحساس ترینشان باشد.
حوادثی که در 70 صفحه پایانی این کتاب رخ میدهد، شگفتی بیشتری برمی انگیزد از نبوغ پروست و دقت و ریزبینیش در این اثر.
Feb 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 cinco estrellas
Duffy Pratt
Oct 02, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classic
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
Still thinking about how to review this volume in which the narrator finally gets to travel to Venice...
But here's a start, Proust in Venice thinking about starting the Recherche...
Mar 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: marcel-proust
Ten tom podobał mi się chyba najmniej z dotychczasowych.
Miał momenty świetne, ale czuć chyba to, że był pisany w pośpiechu, żeby zdążyć przed nadchodzącą śmiercią pisarza.
Efekt - są fragmenty przegadane bardziej niż zwykle, są przemyślenia powtórzone i przez to niezbyt ciekawe.
No i jeżeli chodzi o wydarzenia - nie idziemy za bardzo do przodu przynajmniej na początku powieści.
Ale pod koniec znowu zaczyna się sporo dziać.
No i parę zwrotów akcji jest bardzo zaskakujących. A tytuł ponownie bardzo
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found this penultimate volume of Proust's series the fastest moving one yet. There is some musing and philosophizing by Marcel, as always, but there are also several exciting and/or surprising events.
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: faves
Τι να πεί κανείς για τον Προύστ!Ενα έργο γεμάτο φιλοσοφία- συμπαγές, γεμάτο έννοιες γεμάτο αλήθειες που δεν σταματούν να σε γοητευουν!Δεν είναι σε καμία περίπτωση ευκολος- δεν μπορείς να τον διαβάσεις λίγο πριν κοιμηθείς για να χαλαρώσεις!Πρέπει να πάρεις ένα μολύβι και να αρχίσεις να υπογραμμιζεις τις εννοιες τα ομορφα ρηττα του τις φιλοσοφικες προσεγγισεις του για όλα τα θέματα που απασχόλησαν κατα καιρους την φιλοσοφική σκέψη!Εχοντας σπουδάσει φιλοσοφία δεν με συγχυσε η γραφή του μιας και μου ...more
Hurray! The abusive relationship is over and the introspection is back. But can you believe that by the end of this book the narrator of all people will be the only heterosexual left (to his mind, at least), everyone else seeming to have dark, secret homosexual lives?
Hojjat Sayyadi
Jul 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novel
با چند جمله نمیشه این شاهکار کل اعصار بشریت رو توضیح داد. حتما توصیه میکنم کل هفت جلد رو توی همین تابستون برنامه بریزید و بخونیدش.
Nov 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Uzun süredir okuduğum en en en güzel şeydi...
Oct 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 10, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
برای آن ک با مرگ آلبرتین درد و رنجم پایان بگیرد باید ک ضربهی سانحه او را نه تنها در تورن ک در درون من هم میکشت. اما هیچگاه تا این اندازه در من زنده نبود.
هرکسی برای اینکه ب درون ما راه یابد ناگزیر بوده شکلی ب خود بگیرد ، در چارچوب زمان بگنجد؛ از آنجا ک فقط در زمانهای کوتاه تدریجی بر ما ظاهر شده، فقط توانسته هربار یکی از جنبههای خودش را نشانمان دهد، فقط یک عکس از خودش را نشانمان داده است. این بدون شک برای هرکسی ضعف بزرگی است ک مجموعهی سادهای از لحظات باشد، اما نیروی بزرگ او هم هست؛ حاصل حافظه است،
Craig Werner
I've now read six of the seven books of the Recherche and I'm going to pause to reflect on the entire sequence before seeing how the pattern comes together in Time Recaptured. The Fugitive exemplifies both Proust's strengths--above all his insight into erotic psychology and the elusiveness of personality/character/identity--and his weaknesses--the immersion in the minutia of French society and an obsessive solipsism that struck me as more distasteful in The Fugitive than it had in the previous b ...more
Özge Erdönmez
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Kimse Albertine'i tanımadığı, kimse Proust'u bilmediği için bu kadar sefil ve acıklı bizim ülkemiz, diye düşündü ihtiyar gazeteci. Bir gün Proust'u ve Albertine'i anlayacak birileri bu ülkede çıktığında, evet belki o zaman sokaklardaki bıyıklı ve yoksul insanlar daha iyi bir hayat yaşamaya başlayacaklar, belki o zaman, ilk kıskançlık anında birbirlerini bıçaklayacaklarına, Proust gibi sevgililerinin hayalini gözlerinin önünde nasıl canlandırdıkları üzerine hayallere dalacaklardı. Okumuş yazmış ...more
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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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In Search of Lost Time (7 books)
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