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Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust
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Apr 08, 2007

it was amazing
Read in March, 2007

Well, two down. Remarkable, of course, with insights into everything from the art of the novel to love to time itself and the minutiae of life in the country- or sea-side. Not only is this a source for a great Tom Russell song ("The dogs bark but the caravan moves on"). But this: "...for existence is of little interest save on days when the dust of realities is mingled with magic sand, when some trivial incident becomes a springboard for romance. Then a whole promontory of the inaccessible world merges from the twilight of dream and enters our life, our life in which, like the sleeper awakened, we actually see the people of whom we had dreamed with such ardent longing that we had come to believe that we should never see them save in our dreams." Magic sand, indeed.
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