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New page: Reading Proust

I’m writing so many posts about In Search of Lost Time that I needed a place to find them all. So, I decided to add a new page to the blog; it’s named Reading Proust and you’ll find there all the links to my Proust related posts.

If you want to add links to your own reviews, that would be nice to leave a comment with the links and I’ll be delighted to add them. I’m also interested in Proust related books, if you know good ones. You can also let me know your ideas to improve that page, I’ll be happy to take them into account if I can.  My intention is to make of this page a place to find blog material on Proust because reading In Search of Lost Time is a long term project and I’d love to hear your thoughts about it through reviews.

I hope we’ll gather many links there. Whatever happens, I don’t think I’m losing my time promoting Proust the best way I can.


  1. October 5, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Good idea. I need to go over my categories one day and that would also make it much easier to find books and themes. Btw I’m just reading Djian’s Ardoise…. He does NOT like Proust.


    • October 5, 2011 at 10:54 am

      Yes, I had problems finding my posts myself so I figured it was complicated for other people too.
      I love Djian but I haven’t read Ardoise. He’s not into Proust, he’s more a Chandler/Carver/Harrison fan.


  2. October 5, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Your page looks impressive already and will be a wonderful resource for all reading Proust.


    • October 5, 2011 at 11:52 am

      Thanks Sarah. Actually I was thinking about you and Max when I decided to do it.


  3. October 5, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Great – a resource site, fantastic! Thank you!


    • October 5, 2011 at 4:41 pm

      Thanks. I’ll add links when I get the chance.


  4. October 5, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Great idea Emma as I want to get around to Proust one of these days in a serious way.


    • October 5, 2011 at 7:46 pm

      I’ll be happy if it turns out to be useful.


  5. October 9, 2011 at 2:41 am

    Great idea, and thanks for letting me know about it! There’s plenty to say about Proust. I’m impressed with the number of posts you’ve written – looks as if most of them were before I started reading this blog, so I have plenty of reading to do!


    • October 9, 2011 at 12:36 pm

      Hi Andrew
      Proust is a wonderful writer and he’s unjustly seen as daunting. I hope you’ll give it a try. It’s witty, funny and such a great way to depict what it is to be human and how our self is constructed through our experiences and our memories.


  6. October 12, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Oops, I posted my comment on the page itself. This is a tremendous idea. Thanks for putting links to my reviews up there.


    • October 12, 2011 at 1:37 pm

      It’s fine to post comments on the page.
      I thought your reviews were very good. They’ll make people want to discover Proust. In French, we use “donner envie” and this is one of the expressions about pleasure, enthusiasm that I can’t translate.


  7. Robert
    October 21, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Proust is a wonderful writer and he’s unjustly seen as daunting.It’s witty, funny and such a great way to depict what it is to be human and how our self is constructed through our experiences and our memories.

    I can’t think of a better way to describe this neglected author. In my retirement I am impressed with how much he articulates our feelings and experiences. He has been a revelation compared with so-called ‘writers’ today.


    • October 21, 2011 at 8:41 am

      Thanks Robert.
      Proust describes situations, feelings that resonate in me. I’m not the only one to have a personal relationship with his work.


  8. October 21, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Proust is one of the most intensely personal writers I know. Extraordinarily so, particularly when considering how he writes of a time and situation quite alien to my own experience.

    Taking the universal from the particular, few do it better than Proust.


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