Swann's Way (2019)

Swann's Way Marcel Proust Simon Vance Lydia Davis Swann s Way Swann s Way tells two related stories the first of which revolves around Marcel a younger version of the narrator and his experiences in and memories of the French town Combray Inspired by the gu
  • Title: Swann's Way
  • Author: Marcel Proust Simon Vance Lydia Davis
  • ISBN: 9780142437964
  • Page: 201
  • Format: Paperback
Swann's Way Marcel Proust Simon Vance Lydia Davis Swann s Way tells two related stories, the first of which revolves around Marcel, a younger version of the narrator, and his experiences in, and memories of, the French town Combray Inspired by the gusts of memory that rise up within him as he dips a Madeleine into hot tea, the narrator discusses his fear of going to bed at night He is a creature of habit and dislikesSwann s Way tells two related stories, the first of which revolves around Marcel, a younger version of the narrator, and his experiences in, and memories of, the French town Combray Inspired by the gusts of memory that rise up within him as he dips a Madeleine into hot tea, the narrator discusses his fear of going to bed at night He is a creature of habit and dislikes waking up in the middle of the night not knowing where he is.He claims that people are defined by the objects that surround them and must piece together their identities bit by bit each time they wake up The young Marcel is so nervous about sleeping alone that he looks forward to his mother s goodnight kisses, but also dreads them as a sign of an impending sleepless night One night, when Charles Swann, a friend of his grandparents, is visiting, his mother cannot come kiss him goodnight He stays up until Swann leaves and looks so sad and pitiful that even his disciplinarian father encourages Mamma to spend the night in Marcel s room.
Swann's Way Marcel Proust Simon Vance Lydia Davis

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  1. s.p

    reality will take shape in the memory alone For 100 years now, Swann s Way, the first volume of Marcel Proust s masterpiece, has engaged and enchanted readers Within moments of turning back the cover and dropping your eyes into the trenches of text, the reader is sent to soaring heights of rapture while clinging to Proust prose, leaving no room for doubt that this is well deserving of it s honor among the timeless classics In swirling passages of poetic ecstasy, the whole of his life and memorie [...]

  2. Renato Magalhães Rocha

    Reading a book for the first time is a great, exciting experience that packs a myriad of emotions and sensations you re happy because of the joy of starting another journey, anxious because of your expectations, curious because of the reviews you ve read or things you ve heard about the story it s something similar to going out on a first date, where everything is novelty and if the book the person proves to be interesting indeed you want to find out and Once the initial excitement is over and [...]

  3. Jason

    Memory is a slippery little sucker It constitutes an elusive, transient cache of data, the reliability of which decreases in reverse proportion to the length of time it has been stored It can even be a blatant liar How often have we found ourselves convinced of the details a particular memory only to have those details called into question by some testimony or other of which we have been made newly aware It is almost frightening how quickly and naturally the bytes of our mind can be removed and [...]

  4. Florencia

    Proust so titillates my own desire for expression that I can hardly set out the sentence My great adventure is really Proust Well what remains to be written after that I m only in the first volume, and there are, I suppose, faults to be found, but I am in a state of amazement as if a miracle were being done before my eyes How, at last, has someone solidified what has always escaped and made it too into this beautiful and perfectly enduring substance One has to put the book down and gasp The plea [...]

  5. Jessica

    AFTER Okay, well, I really screwed up my schedule this weekend, so now it s the latening am and nothing s happening for me in the sleep department Honestly I can t think of a appropriate time to review this book, which begins with insomnia.This was great It really was Granted, it s not for everyone, but nor is it the rarified hothouse orchid cultured specifically and exclusively for an elite audience of fancy pants dandies with endless supplies of Ritalin and time This book is fascinating and a [...]

  6. Riku Sayuj

    As we, or mother Dana, weave and unweave our bodies, Stephen said, from day to day, their molecules shuttled to and fro, so does the artist weave and unweave his image James Joyce, Ulysses The Universe is the externalization of the soul EmersonTo attempt to review this now would be like trying to review a book after finishing the first couple of chapters There is no way to do justice to it, or to even be sure of what one is prattling on about So seasoned readers, please do excuse any over eager [...]

  7. Jibran

    Reality takes shape in the memory alone.I do not claim a decent knowledge of world literature, being as I still am no than half a decade old in my English language readings, so my acquaintance with A class writers remains, at best, sketchy but I feel no hesitation in claiming that there are two writers Marcel Proust and Vladimir Nabokov who make all wannabes look like silly dilettantes, whose artistic range, sheer eloquence and fierce intelligence have such a deleterious effect on so many shini [...]

  8. karen

    so i figured i would finally read me some proust, get in touch with my roots or whatnot and i have to say, for my introduction, it was kind of a mixed bag the first part i had real problems with i am not a fan of precocious or sensitive children, so the whole first part was kind of a wash for me i know, that s terrible, right here is this Monument of Great Literature, and i am annoyed, as though i were watching some children s production of oklahoma, or any musical, really shudder there are some [...]

  9. Jeffrey Keeten

    At the hour when I usually went downstairs to find out what there was for dinnerI would stop by the table, where the kitchen maid had shelled them, to inspect the platoons of peas, drawn up in ranks and numbered, like little green marbles, ready for a game but what most enraptured me were the asparagus, tinged with ultramarine and pink which shaded their heads, finely stippled in mauve and azure, through a series of imperceptible gradations to their white feet still stained a little by the soil [...]

  10. Seemita

    There are only two ways to live your life One is as though nothing is a miracle The other is as though everything is a miracle Albert EinsteinI made acquaintance with Sir Einstein s above observation than two decades ago It was precisely after the conclusion of my study hour one evening, during which my father shared this quote with me, that I was struck by the uniqueness of such an expansive statement For some fabulous reason, it stayed with me As I grew up and began gaining the privilege of r [...]

  11. Ahmad Sharabiani

    685 Remembrance of Things Past, Marcel ProustA la Recherche du Temps perdu Du c t de chez Swann la recherche du temps perdu 1 , Marcel Proust 1992 1369 9643054810 1389 20 1 2

  12. Ian "Marvin" Graye

    PART ISpoilersFor reasons that will become apparent, my review focuses not on the plot of the novel, but on its style and themes.If you want to develop your own relationship with these aspects of the novel, then it might be better to turn away now.This is partly why I paid little attention to the excellent discussion group at Proust 2013, before writing my review Swann s Way is one of the most personal books ever written, and I want to define my personal relationship with it, without viewing it [...]

  13. Darwin8u

    One cannot change, that is to say become a different person, while continuing to acquiesce to the feelings of the person one has ceased to be Marcel Proust, Swann s WayFor years, I have put off reading Proust mainly because the size of In Search of Lost Time Remembrance of Things Past seemed intimidating Now, having finished Swann s Way Vol 1 440 pages of the 3365 total pages , I feel a compelling need to keep going This novel is preoccupied with all the details that surround time, desire, love, [...]

  14. Michael Finocchiaro

    Longtemps je me suis couch de bonne heure This phrase and the title of La Recherche has in my opinion been butchered many times as people have tried to translate Proust into English I read it all in French most French people do not even get past this first volume and so I cannot really tell you whether the Moncrieff s translation is better than the Kilmartin s I am not trying to be a snob, I am just saying that, like Ulysses, this work is so subtle and uses such a wide range of idioms and obscur [...]

  15. Emily May

    I have removed my initial three star rating for this and settled with a blank rating This is because I cannot in any way say what I want to say about this book with stars I had given it three stars because of my indecision, it seemed like a good idea to just stick my rating somewhere in the middle when I couldn t make my mind up The problem is that on three stars means I liked it , which, unfortunately, I didn t Two stars means it was ok , but that s not an accurate description of the genius tak [...]

  16. Fionnuala

    Easter 2013 When I reached the final pages of Du C t de chez Swann, I knew that I hadn t finished a book but that I d simply begun one, that what I d read were only the first chapters of a much longer work and that reading through the entire seven volumes of A la Recherche du Temps Perdu would be, to borrow one of Proust s favourite images, like travelling on a very long and very beautiful train I realised that what I had done so far was simply to wander through the first few carriages of this t [...]

  17. Manny

    I think my original impetus for reading this was Thomas Disch s excellent short story Getting into Death Finding out that she probably only has a few weeks to live, the heroine immediately goes out, buys an edition of Proust, and starts reading She s only able to relax once she s finished Well, clearly, it had to be pretty good, and maybe I shouldn t wait until the last month of my life.OK it IS pretty good Like all truly great novels, it s also very strange Proust is just interested in doing hi [...]

  18. BlackOxford

    Childhood ExpectationsThe Delphic maxim Nosce te ipsum, Know thyself, is the motivating force not only of Western philosophy and Christian theology but of much of Western literature All of the volumes of In Search of Lost Time are an experiment in self understanding, an experiment which incorporates something that is left out of much of modern science, particularly psychological science, namely the concept of purposefulness Purposefulness is the capacity to consider purpose rather than the adopt [...]

  19. Kalliope

    Reposting this review since it had been erroneously deleted It feels peculiar to write a review on Du c t de chez Swann given how many comments I have posted during the two months of our reading in the GoodReads Group 2013 The Year of Reading Proust As I have read it in the original French my quotes come from the Gallimard edition.Many of my posts have shown how fascinated I have been by the very visual writing of Marcel Proust Colors, light and its effects, bounties of flowers, all combine toge [...]

  20. Nickolas the Kid

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  21. Paul Bryant

    Note to all relevant parties This book made me laugh and cry I absolutely fell in love with the characters PROBABLY HOW NOT TO READ MARCEL PROUSTIn series three of The Sopranos, Tony tells his therapist about his latest fainting spell which happened when he was cooking meat Then he remembers his very first fainting spell, which happened a short time after he witnessed his father chop a guy s finger off with a meat cleaver She says his very first attack happened when he short circuited after witn [...]

  22. Megan Baxter

    Swann s Way does not, say, have a lot of plot At all Let s get that out of the way upfront If you re looking for a plot driven story, look elsewhere What it does is loop in and around certain topics, in the narrator s life and the life of Swann, and examine them in such minute detail, in such flowing prose from one moment to the next, looping around the events in question And it is beautifully written.Note The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the recent changes in policy and enforce [...]

  23. Sinem

    Proust notlamak ya da yorumlamak haddime de il ben ya ad m tecr beyi payla mak istiyorum.Proust okumak olduk a y ksek bir dikkat istiyor, yle her f rsatta okuyabilece iniz bir kitap de il Kendisine alan yarat lmas n ve bir efor harcanmas n istiyor ne kadar okumak istesem de ben bo bir g n mde maksimum 60 70 sayfa okuyabildim sonras nda alg m inan lmaz d t Proust un apraz tasvirleri, analojileri o kadar g zel ki kitab n en ba ndan itibaren beni en etkileyen eylerden biri bu oldu anlatt eye de il [...]

  24. Garima

    OVERTUREFor a long time I used to read really bad books I have mentioned this before but it s like a reminder for me about how much bad bad can get and how much good reading good books feels like DAMN GOOD I owe my knowledge of all those good books entirely to So as far as I was concerned, the last quarter of 2012 was all about reading Infinite Jest, about David Foster Wallace and about reading and loving him But there was another name that was doing the rounds of this happening corner of our b [...]

  25. Deniz Balcı

    Swann lar n Taraf n ilk lise y llar mda elime alm t m ve ilk sayfalardan itibaren korkun bir merakla, elimde tuttu um kitab n o g ne dek okudu um her eyden ok farkl ve kalibresi ok daha yukar da bir ey oldu unu anlam , devam etmeye al m t m Zamanla zihnim de benimle birlikte geli tik e, Swann lar n Taraf ok kez okudu um ilk kitaplardan biri haline geldi Bu sabah uyand mda, y llard r yan mdan ay rmad m kitaplar m n oldu u k eye gittim ve Swann lar n Taraf n al p okuma ihtiyac hissettim biraz D n [...]

  26. Sidharth Vardhan

    As a habitual reader, you probably have had at least one friend who will tell you that he she sees no point in reading all those books You might have struggled trying to explain to this friend the delights of reading may be you had lectured him her on how a particular book is incredible, enlightened him her about all the things that make it marvelous only to discover that you can t get the person excited At the time we may judge such person for lack of imagination, but with time we realize that [...]

  27. Rowena

    Will it reach the surface of my limpid consciousness this memory, this old moment which the attraction of an identical moment has come so far to summon, to move, to raise up from my very depths I don t know Now I no longer feel anything, it has stopped, gone back down perhaps who knows if it will ever rise up from its darkness again Swann s Way is an elegantly written book that consists of past memories and reminiscences The two main stories in the book follow the narrator s childhood memories, [...]

  28. Meredith Holley (Sparrow)

    Painting of Swann, by David Richardson In some ways, maybe, both love and destruction come to us, seek us out, and we are powerless to pursue or avoid them I tend to think that is not the case, but I am often wrong, and I am too willing to make grand pronouncements about life to be unwilling to be called wrong Or, as my friend says of herself, I am never wrong because if I hear an idea that is better than mine, I change my mind to that idea, and then I am right again Anyway, in Swann s Way, Prou [...]

  29. Kelly

    What follows is a collection of thoughts and notes that I have finally transcribed from post its, napkin doodlings, margin scribbles and ideas floating around in my brain for weeks Please forgive its faults and incompleteness I hope there is something in it of sense to be retrieved I Seeing Don t tell me the moon is shining show me the glint of light on broken glass ChekovA couple of years ago I started to lose my sight Oh, it s nothing drastic Just one of those things that my mother was right a [...]

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