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    RiveroftheWest, Brecht

    I will have to check into "Proust's Overcoat."  

    And then there's Swann and Odette; I've forgotten the title, I think Pleasures and Days, a volume of Proust's short stories, quite remarkable to trace his refinement; I've read he was quite the student of among others John Ruskin so I feel I must at some point get my hands on at least what he craved.

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    by micsimov on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 05:57:08 PM PST

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    •  I swear, I could spend the rest of my life (2+ / 0-)
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      just wallowing in Proust!  

      Ruskin I have always meant to read.  In fact, I have something of his on my Wish List as a reminder that I need to go to the library and get some of his works just so I can see what Proust admired so much.

      I'm not sure if this is the "Pleasures and Days" you referred to.
      I am not familiar with it, but there is much I don't know.

      It's the Supreme Court, stupid!

      by Radiowalla on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 06:12:48 PM PST

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      •  Yes that's it; (3+ / 0-)
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        although I read the compilation translated by Joachim Neugroschel as The Complete Short Stories of Marcel Proust that includes PD as well as some uncollected works; also read some of the essays in On Art and Literature.  And reading Proust, I agree, it must be just like heaven ;)

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        by micsimov on Tue Nov 26, 2013 at 06:08:37 AM PST

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