MARCEL PROUST: Swann's Way

After Infinite Jest, we wanted to tackle another long & challenging work. We'll be reading volume 1 of In Search of Lost Time...and decide if we want to continue from there

 

The building is called The Flats at Dupont Circle, and the address is 2000 N St NW. We are meeting in the event space. The entrance is on N Street between 20th and New Hampshire. The front door requires a key fab to get in, so I'll probably wait for people to start showing up at the front to let people in. And then you can usually be let it in by the front desk, just tell them you are there for the book club in the event room and they can give you directions.

 

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  • Lisa

    We had an interesting discussion that seemed to primarily focus on the question of whether or not Proust is a worthy member of the Canon. The questions posed about his writing style, how he was similar and different than other Modernist authors, and the narrative structure of his work were all fascinating.

    January 15, 2013

  • Tal

    If you're finished reading, have a reward break and check out Monty Python's "all-England summarize Proust competition" on you tube...

    January 12, 2013

  • Learned

    Thanks Francine. I edited it to include a wait list

    November 25, 2012

  • Francine

    No waiting list?

    November 24, 2012

  • Learned

    no problem, Claudina! I think we all needed the extra time (plus the chance to read over the holidays)

    November 18, 2012

  • claudina C.

    YESSSS!!! you guys moved it, yessssss, thank youuuu!!!!. I bought the book and waited week and a half till it got home. Just got it and started 3 days ago, seems really interesting so far. See in you in January :)

    November 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just started the Moncrieff translation. I cannot put it down. I am excited about attending my first event with this group.

    November 11, 2012

  • Tyler

    Another reason not to miss out on reading this:

    "My greatest adventure was undoubtably Proust. What is there left to right after that?" ~Virginia Woolf

    November 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow, that is super impressive!!!

    November 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are we to read some of this book before our first meeting? Or will we initially discuss the reading assignment goals at the first meeting before we actually start to discuss this book?

    November 2, 2012

    • Learned

      Er the idea is to read the whole thing. We can check in with our regular attendees in December and see how we're doing, but it's a pretty ambitious book club. We've read Infinite Jest, 1Q84, and Cloud Atlas at past events.

      November 2, 2012

  • Learned

    Hi Andy, Yola's actually went out of business lately. :( We will find a different event space for the Proust meet-up (potentially one of our apartments)

    November 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Location: 1323 Connecticut Ave., NW
    Washington, D.C. 20036
    Hours: Monday-Friday 7:00 am-9:00 pm
    Saturday 8:00am-9:00pm, Sunday 8:00am-6:00pm

    I noticed we are to meet at YOLA at 7:00, but the website says they close at 6:00 on Sunday...

    October 28, 2012

  • Tal

    Once again, the choice of a translation may be key to the enjoyment. Any suggestions?

    October 18, 2012

    • Tyler

      I'm only aware of two. I had no issues with the Davis one.

      October 20, 2012

    • Tal

      Agreed, the Davis is the clear choice. Despite free versions available (e.g. project Gutenberg), Penguin knows how to put out a better book. With the Metamorphosis translation, could enjoy the humor and was all round a better read. And Kindle is not the same as a real book.

      October 27, 2012

  • Corina

    I am so glad this group is taking in "A la recherche du temp perdue".

    October 2, 2012

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