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Swann's Way by Marcel Proust
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Jun 25, 2014

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Revisiting an author I avoided when I studied French at university, I was surprised that Proust's writing was more accessible than I had feared. Not that it immediately grabs you: the vast sentences with their minute analysis of characters' motives ("Nooo, not another subclause - my puny intellect can't cope!") engages you only slowly. Don't look for a page-turning twist-driven plot here. What you get is a sort of beautifully-written, melancholy and contemplative retrospective set in fin de siecle France and driven by the big themes of love and memory.
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Reading Progress

June 25, 2014 – Started Reading
June 25, 2014 – Shelved
June 25, 2014 – Shelved as: fiction
June 25, 2014 – Shelved as: classics
June 25, 2014 –
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July 2, 2014 –
76.0%
July 4, 2014 –
91.0%
July 7, 2014 – Finished Reading

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