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Let's read Proust's Swann's Way
"Swann's Way" is the first volume of Proust's monumental "In Search of Lost Time" (known in English earlier as "Remembrance of Times Past"). If you stay with Marcel past his struggles to fall asleep, you will embark on an unforgettable journey. Immerse yourself in his theme of involuntary memories (and many other themes waiting to be discovered), and feel free to post commentaries on your reading progress. Looking forward to our discussion of this twentieth century classic! (the photo is of Tante Leonie's home in Illiers-Combray) Also - have a look at Howard Moss's slim commentary on Proust's work: "The Magic Lantern."

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7607 Old Georgetown Road · Bethesda , MD


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Enjoy reading brainy books? Classics of world literature? Philosophy? Something entertaining, yet intellectually stimulating? Do you actually CHOOSE to pick up novels by the likes of E.M. Forster, D.H. Lawrence, Emily Bronte, or maybe Toni Morrison? Does exploring philosophical classics (Plato's Symposium, maybe? Sartre? Hume?) actually appeal to you? If reading great literature with a friendly, laid-back, edgy intellectual crowd turns you on, then this is the meetup for you. We won't take ourselves or anything TOO seriously, but we will delve into some fantastic books, talk about them, discuss, debate, learn, etc. And we will have fun. It's OKAY to be into this kind of thing. Promise.

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