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  Remembrance of Things Past Marcel Proust whiled away the first half of his life as a self-conscious aesthete and social climber. The second half he spent in the creation of the mighty roman-fleuve that is Remembrance of Things Past, memorializing his own dandyism and parvenu hijinks even as he revealed their essential... Read more

  Swann's Way (In Search of Lost Time, Vol 1) One of the most fascinating and beautiful books I've ever read, Proust had a knack for taking the smallest detail and making it meaningful and beautiful. His sentence structure is very different from anything I've ever read before and his writing style is very dense(somebody once told me that it was like swimming through mayonaise) He is one of most original writers of this century and certainly one of the most poetic. Reading Swanns Way has made me hungry to read more of Proust. I've looked everywhere for the whole set of In Search of Lost Time(or Rememberence of Things Past) luckily Amazon has the whole set. Everybody should at least try to read Swanns Way.

  Within a Budding Grove (In Search of Lost Time, Vol 2) The beauty of these novels is unmatched with the possible exception of thomas wolfe. come with me and dance til dawn

  In Search of Lost Time (In Search of Lost Time, Vol 3) The third part of the novel follows the narrator into the aristocratic salons of turn-of-the-century Paris, and comments on such matters as the Dreyfus Affair, art and literature, and the disappointments which invaribly follow the achievement of goals sought after with unbridled desire. Whether The Guermantes Way is better or worse than the earlier parts of the novel (or those parts to follow) is not important as a recommendation or criticism; it makes up an integral part of the novel and cannot exist without the other parts. Proust is not easy reading and demands the undivided attention of the reader; as I am becoming aware, the effort put into reading the novel is eminently rewarding.

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    Marcel Proust Ephemera Site - ". . . an informal site dedicated to publishing English translations of Proust's lesser writings. Pieces and letters which, as far as I am aware, are not available in translation elsewhere. "

    TempsPerdu.com - A site devoted to Marcel Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu, known in English as In Search of Lost Time, with bibliography and links.

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