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  •  Proust (5+ / 0-)

    Read a collection of his shorter pieces and found him a very fussy writer.  Made me decide not to embark on Les Temps Perdu.

    •  well...long, long sentences (5+ / 0-)

      for sure, but what I see so far is the story of a young boy and his family.

      It is interesting to think how he lived back then.

      For example, the servants are sitting out in front of the house watching people pass by and suddenly they have to move out of the way of a cavalry unit that is riding through because they touch the sides of the streets.

      The discussion about the young lives to be lost happens.

      There is snobbishness, of course, by the family, since they will not meet Swann's wife and daughter and yet the daughter gets to meet the narrator's favorite author and travel with him.  They completely misunderstand who Swann is and who he associates with when he is not with them.  It is funny and sad, too.

      The lady who will not leave her bed has to be carefully spoken to.  She rejects those who have ideas about how she should get out more and also those who agree that she might be on her death bed.  Mainly only one lady can walk that tightrope.

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      by cfk on Wed Oct 09, 2013 at 08:05:57 PM PDT

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