Friday, August 21, 2009

Mon Dieu! Someone has read all 7 volumes. And, poor me, still thinking there were only six. As to my progress.......summer trips and a day job have kept me from getting past Swann's Way, and in fact, I'm just now leaving Combray to find out about Swann in love.

As a supplement, take a look at this week's New Yorker with a piece by Alex Ross about fictional composers. He talks about Vinteuil and Swann. Allright........back to it.

One observation before I close. The Stonington enthusiast had mentioned she liked the descriptions in the first volume about the spires and steeples and, interestingly, when I returned to the first volume I had independently underlined those portions also.

1 comment:

  1. Keep it up! There are woefully few female readers of Proust--my theory is that men are typically more competitive and therefore more pedantic than women by nature and are inclined to read the book to obtain bragging rights. I read the book 10 years ago because a boy intimated that I couldn't be intelligent unless I had read it (a truly silly reason to read a book)... and I am reading it again now. I am commenting here because I think it is so groovy that you are all reading the book together. Kudos to you all!