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  1. how can a sociopath love society so much??because, make no mistake, that is what we are dealing with here this third installment, our dear narrator graduates from being a feeble child, from being a lovesick adolescent into a manipulating, stalking, social climbing creature who learns a lesson in disillusionment. cheersr all his bookish intelligence, his overthinking, his lofty words, at the end of the day, he is just a pale sticky thing masturbating in society's stairwell. this is his idea of tr [...]

  2. In the first two volumes (I argue, anyway, in my review of A L'Ombre Des Jeunes Filles En Fleurs), Proust was most interested in putting romantic relationships under the microscope. He returns to that theme later on in the series, but in the third book he is primarily concerned with picking apart the concept of wit, more exactly, ésprit, something that has always been terribly important to the French upper classes. If you want an easier tour of the subject, you might like to check out Leconte's [...]

  3. Names with PowerAccording to Proust, proper names imply a soul, even for inanimate objects like cities. If something has a proper name, it somehow lives and has some sort of spiritual coherence. And the existence of such names has a specific effect on human beings. It provokes them to join with proper names in a sort of search for what this nominal soul, and their own, might consist of. Guermantes is such a proper name. Guermantes is a person, in the first instance the Duchess but also her husba [...]

  4. 685. Remembrance of Things Past – Marcel ProustÀ la recherche du temps perdu III: Le côté de Guermantes (À la recherche du temps perdu #3), Marcel Proustدر جستجوی زمان از دست رفته - مارسل پروست (مرکز) ادبیات؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: یکی از روزهای نوامبر سال 1994 میلادیعنوان: در جستجوی زمان از دست رفته، کتاب سوم: طرف گرمانت؛ نویسنده: مارسل پروست؛ مت [...]

  5. And even in my most carnal desires, oriented always in a particular direction, concentrated round a single dream, I might have recognized as their primary motive an idea, an idea for which I would have laid down my life, at the innermost core of which, as in my day-dreams while I sat reading all afternoon in the garden at Combray, lay the notion of perfection.-Marcel ProustI go forward slowly, dead, and my vision is no longer mine, it’s nothing: it’s only the vision of the human animal who, [...]

  6. اگر جلد دوم رمان به دورۀ نوجوانى راوى مى پرداخت كه عشق و شورها و خيالات عاشقانه در جانش افتاده بود، جلد سوم به دورۀ جوانى اش مى پردازد كه سخت دنبال دست و پا كردن موقعيتى در بين محفل هاى اشرافى است. و همان طور كه در جلد دوم راوى با مواجهه با واقعيت بى مايگى خيالات عاشقانه را دریاف [...]

  7. No longer confined to orbiting his parents and living for the freedom of a solitary walk, no longer living in thrall of adolescent hormones and grappling with the strange new worlds blossoming both within and without himself, The Guermantes Way finds our Narrator thrust ever forward into adulthood and the disappointing discovery that grown-ups rarely behave like adults, especially when the pride of ancestral inheritance is on the line and there are duplicitous societal niceties to abide by, whil [...]

  8. Guermantes Way is like the pretentious, over-educated older sister of Budding Grove who constantly outdoes her little sister at everything. She's longer, she's more boring, she's more interesting, she's wittier and funnier, and she just loves to show off how much she knows. We really get to know Saint Loup in this volume, as well as the Guermantes family in general - who are some pretty superficial crazies anyway. M being a creep, stalks Mme. de Guermantes everyday on her morning walks, and befr [...]

  9. After being a little disappointed in the second volume of Proust, this one returns to the absolute wonderfulness of Swanns Way. I noticed that another reviewer commented on the addictive quality of Proust and I have to agree. A few weeks ago when I started Swanns Way I figured I'd read one of his books, and then maybe next summer go into the next one and leisurely through the remaining years of my thirties read one Proust book a year and enter into my forties being able to say that I'd read Prou [...]

  10. This may be my favorite book of ISOLT so far. Yes there are moments that seemed to go ond ona bit, but overall I feel that the narrator became more real, more human, as did many of the people around him, including those who he has been studying from afar. In The Guermantes Way, our unnamed narrator has matured somewhat, though his exact age remains unspecified. He is now attending the salons of those who he has admired from a distance, especially Mme de Guermantes, the woman he virtually "stalke [...]

  11. “It is not possible to describe human life without bathing it in the sleep into which it plunges and which, night after night, encircles it like the sea around a promontory.”- Marcel Proust, The Guermantes WayHaving recently read Anais Nin’s thoughts in The Novel of the Future, a book in which she lauded Proust and similar authors for being sensitive to the subconscious and incorporating elements of philosophy and psychology in their writing, I was very eager to start reading this volume. [...]

  12. 4.5Of the three volumes I've read so far, this is the one I loved most and found the most frustrating. Frustrating, from its beginning, with the narrator's obsession with Duchesse de Guermantes that mirrors his earlier obsessions, as if he hasn't learned anything, which is true: he hasn't learned a thing yet. This is a looking back on what he didn't know then with the knowledge he has now. So, of course, the reader sees before he does and to read of his later awareness is a joy mostly. The unr [...]

  13. 20 June 2016: Something I should have posted as a progress update while reading, instead of here - (view spoiler)[With each volume I read of In Search of Lost Time, I'm seeing more and more beauty in his prose. This is for all of my fellow Proust fans out there: (hide spoiler)]Would like to write some sort of review for this soon!Volume 1: Swann's WayVolume 2: Within a Budding GroveVolume 3: The Guermantes Way8 July, 2016["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br" [...]

  14. Back when I was reading Swann’s Way, I expressed the wish that Marcel would relax a bit and let his witty side come out to play more. At the time, things were generally pretty intense and serious inside his head. (Yes, in fact, I do know I have a knack for understatement, thank you.) Between the madeleine, his mother obsession and his painstaking, point-by-point dissection of Swann’s love-jealousy process, it was a rather relentless windstorm. But, it must have been about three-quarters thro [...]

  15. We are attracted by every form of life which represents to us something unknown and strange, by a last illusion still unshattered. I read this book in a purple haze of the summer daze–no, not the Hendrix variety, rather, a surreal read where words seemed to be scuttling across text, dropping off the pages, dimming when I focussed on them-closed the book, thinking, tomorrow is another day-& found no recollection of the previous day's read, started all over again Didn't help that there were [...]

  16. “But to ask pity of our body is like discoursing in front of an octopus, for which our words can have no more meaning than the sound of the tides, and with which we should be appalled to find ourselves condemned to live.” ― Marcel Proust, The Guermantes WayIn 'The Guermantes Way', Proust pushes several social forces together. He examines the cult of aristocracy, meditates on the role of the military in French society, examines French antisemitism through the Dreyfus affair, French art, and [...]

  17. The third volume of In Search of Lost Time is the most Parisian of them all up to this point; that is to say, all of the events, with the exception of a brief jaunt to Doncieres to visit Robert de Saint-Loup at his barracks, take place within Paris, and more specifically, within the drawing rooms of the Faubourg St. Germain, the highest of the high of fin de siecle Parisian social circles. More so than the earlier volumes, The Guermantes Way is about the language of a society, about the customs [...]

  18. (Claude Monet, Boulevard des Capucines)"Nunca vemos os entes queridos a não ser no sistema animado, no movimento perpétuo da nossa incessante ternura, a qual, antes de deixar que cheguem até nós as imagens que o seu rosto nos apresenta, as agarra no seu turbilhão, as remete para a ideia que deles fazíamos desde sempre, as faz aderir a ela e coincidir com ela."".mos lembrar-nos de que a opinião que temos uns dos outros, as relações de amizade, de família, nada têm de fixo, a não ser n [...]

  19. bbc/programmes/b0076qkbRevisiting, via BBC R4x, all the books in remembrance, our world has altered too. Description: Marcel discovers the staggering gulf between the fantasy and the reality of childhood enchantments. Stars James Wilby.

  20. Well, I gotta admit I read Proust exclusively for his signature page long soliloquies on subjective experience, and I often sit through a hundred pages of dull social interactions awaiting to be rejuvenated by the precision of his prose. Both "Swann's way" and "In the shadow of young girls in flower" catered to my taste very well, but "The Guermantes Way" kept me waiting and waiting and those rare few pages were hardly worth it.

  21. Induction into the Guermantes Way"Sometimes, hidden in the heart of its name, the fairy is transfomed to suit the life of our imagination, by which she lives; thus it was that the atmosphere in which Mme de Guermantes existed in me, after having been for years no more than the reflexion of a magic lantern and of a stained glass window, began to lose its colours when quite other dreams impregnated it with the bubbling coolness of swift-flowering streams ." (MKE 3)Expectation. This third volume of [...]

  22. A few years ago I was studying for my final tax law exams. At this concluding stage of my studies I got to focus on my specialist subject, which, obviously, was something that interested me. Sandwiched between the modules of my chosen field was one compulsory module; Ethics. Bastard Ethics. It was impossible to ignore and no amount of reasoned argument could obtain me a credit. I felt the amount of study required for this paper was outrageous; I resented my efforts being diverted from the sexy s [...]

  23. وقتی داشتم جلد اول در جست و جوی زمان از دست رفته رو می خوندم، یکی از دوستام بهم گفت دوستش دو سال با این داستان در گیر بوده، من که خیلی داشتم تند تند در دنیای سوان و اودت پیش می رفتم گفتم اووو دو سال؟ نه بابا خیلی جذاب تر از اونه که دو سال آدم بخواد خوندنش رو طول بده. تا اینکه رسیدم [...]

  24. I found myself lingering on the front steps of the Duke and Duchess of Guermantes (whose lintel towers over us—indeed over even the superannuated, yet still, in her own esteem at least, well-connected iconoclast, Mme de Villeparisis—more ominously than the steepest sublimities of Mont Blanc) thinking of how that in the Garden of Genealogy there are many paths that one might take (not unlike those in the Gardens of the Ile de Bois de Boulogne, to which I designed to bring Mlle. de Stermaria u [...]

  25. Proust continue à nous faire visiter la soi-disant haute société de la France du siècle dernier. Toujours le même petit univers étriqué, misérable et falot de ces gens embarrassés d'eux-même, que la vanité ne peut laisser en repos, et qui n'ont rien d'autre à faire qu'à s'observer, qu'à se dénigrer, qu'à ressasser leurs petits intérêts, au point de ne plus savoir par quoi se distinguer du tout-venant autrement qu'en étalant une fatuité aussi vaine qu'odieuse. Il peint cet uni [...]

  26. ¿Cómo logra un escritor mantener la atención de sus lectores a lo largo de más de seiscientas páginas en las que lo único que ocurre son dramas mínimos de cortesía aristocrática o pequeñas desilusiones burguesas de un joven absolutamente mimado por la vida?, ¿cómo consigue, además, que ese joven llorón sea el narrador protagonista y que uno, lector inclemente con otros narradores de ese tipo -lector que quisiera abofetear a William Ospina en El año del verano que nunca llegó por [...]

  27. Only I felt that it was not the sentence that was badly constructed but I myself that lacked the strength and ability necessary to reach the end. I would start afresh striving tooth and nail to climb to the pinnacle from which I would see things in their novel relations. And each time, after I had got about halfway through the sentence, I would fall back again, as later on, when I joined the Army, in my attempts at the exercise known as the 'bridge-ladder.'Now, after more than a thousand pages o [...]

  28. Gracias a Proust, ultimamente pienso mucho en la sociedad. En el, en particular, la sociedad francesa, los detalles que surgen en esos encuentros, cenas, reuniones. Los chismes, los rumores, lo "correcto", lo "incorrecto", la poca validez que tienen los títulos a esas alturas, pero que todo el mundo parece tener alguno. La muerte de su abuela. Las diferencias entre familiares, la política (el dreyfusismo, y anti dreyfusismo, como una manera de diferenciar judíos y anti semitas) En general es [...]

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