Tag Archives: Marcel Proust

Muriel Spark, “A Far Cry from Kensington”

“So great was the noise during the day that I used to lie awake at night listening to the silence. Eventually, I fell asleep contented, filled with soundlessness, but while I was awake I enjoyed the experience of darkness, thought, … Continue reading

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Marcel Proust, “A l’ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs”/”Within a Budding Grove”

I may be slow, but I am persistent. Thus, more than eighteen months after finishing Du côté de chez Swann/Swann’s Way, I have finally read the last page of A l’ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs/Within a Budding Grove. A … Continue reading

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Henry Green, “Party Going”

Oh, Henry Green! Such a trickster! Since Party Going is the third short novel included in the volume I received last month, I was not actually expecting party coverage in the style of M. Proust. Oh, no. But I was a … Continue reading

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Ian McEwan, “Saturday”

Have I told you already how much I love the book exchange shelf in my laundry room? Sure, there’s a lot of James Patterson, but sometimes such finds! Last week I went down to do a load of darks and … Continue reading

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Graham Robb, “Parisians”

Graham Robb must have had a wonderful time writing Parisians. I don’t mean to imply that it wasn’t a lot of work: this book is incredibly carefully researched. It’s subtitled “An Adventure History of Paris” and it consists of eighteen … Continue reading

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Marcel Proust, “Swann’s Way”

I really don’t know what to say about this. My Proust project has been pretty much separate from the rest of my reading. I’ve always had an idea that In Search of Lost Time was something that I’d only appreciate … Continue reading

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