Thursday, July 30, 2009

Proust, Pt. 1

I have 3 books on dogs to read and am enjoying them but can't stop myself from reading Marcel Proust: A Life by Edmund White. I feel an urge to read Proust now and that makes me uneasy. In Search of Lost Time--the Modern Library 6-pack is 4211 pages. Reading Proust is a near-compulsion that dissolves things like appointments, meals, work, hair-combing, writing....

Swann's Way in college, the first time around. The bulk of Combray in London, the second time around. I can almost feel the Proust swoon.

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