Proust's Swann's Way (1984)

Six Mondays, August 12, 19, 26, September 9,16, 23, 1-3 p.m.

$130.00(10% off for members)

No matter which Proust you want to know - the stylist, the subtle psychologist, the recorder of the moeurs of late nineteenth and early twentieth-century Paris, the ingenious contriver of narrative dislocation, the poet of subjective states and aesthetic insights -  you have to start somewhere.  We will read together the first volume of William Carter’s edition of the Scott Moncrieffe translation of In Search of Lost Time.  We will only begin to discover that the project of this great sprawling novel was not a fixed task, like a monument to be built brick by brick, but more like the anxious process we all know of self-realization: what do we remember? what did we feel? what do we want?  who were we? who were they?  what do we care for? where are we going? Six Mondays, August 12, 19, 26, September 9,16, 23, 1-3 p.m.

Proust Swann's Way 9780300185430

Melanie (Penny) Du Bois did her undergraduate and graduate work at Harvard, has lived in Europe, and taught literature at universities there and here. She has directed a reading group in Washington since 1989, and last taught at Politics and Prose in 2018. Her recent classes have been on the work of Coetzee, Penelope Fitzgerald, Tolstoy.

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Swann's Way: In Search of Lost Time, Volume 1 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780300185430
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Published: Yale University Press - November 14th, 2013