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Proust Cycle IV:

The purpose of this group is to closely read Marcel Proust's masterpiece: In Search of Lost Time [nee Remembrance of Things Past] from cover to cover together. We will meet regularly to discuss the portion we are all reading.  We take 15-18 months to read ISOLT only reading as much as we can thoughtfully discuss during our two-hour bi-weekly Meetups. We may have guest Proustian scholars attend our meetings. We are currently on our fourth cycle through In Search of Lost Time.

A sub-set of veteran Proust readers branched off in 2013 to read other challenging texts: Joyce's Ulysses, Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury; Mann's The Magic Mountain and Tolstoy's War and Peace in 2014; and Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow, Woolf's To the Lighthouse, Sterne's Tristam Shandy, Eliot's Middlemarch and Dante's Inferno  in 2015. In 2016 we added a third sub-group meeting Saturdays in the San Fernando Valley and have read Cervantes' Don Quixote, Homer's Odyssey, Virgil's Aeneid, Milton's Paradise Lost and, again, Joyce's Ulysses. Join and help us determine future reads!

Join any or all sub-groups for the single annual membership fee!

Here is a Complete List of our group's literary explorations 2011-17 [Attendees]:

• Proust Cycle I: July 2011 [6] to February 2013 [8]

• Proust Cycle II: February 2013 [8] to May 2014 [7]

• Joyce, Ulysses: March 2013 [5] to August 2013 [2]

• Faulkner, The Sound and The Fury: September 2013 [4] to October 2013 [3]

• Faulkner, A Light in August: November 2013 [4] to December 2013 [4]

• Mann, The Magic Mountain: January 2014 [7] to May 2014 [3]

• Tolstoy, War and Peace: June 2014 [6] to November 2014 [5]

• Flaubert, A Sentimental Education: June 2014 [7] to August 2014 [7]

• Carter, Marcel Proust: A Life: June 2014 [7] to December 2014 [5]

• Proust Cycle III: June 2014 [8] to November 2014 [1] (suspended following Vol. 3)

• Proust, Pleasure and Days: August 2014 [6] to September 2014 [5]

• Proust, Contre Sainte-Beuve: October 2014 [4] to November 2014 [6]

• Proust, Jean Santeuil: December 2014 [6] to April 2015 []

• Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow: December 2014 [11] to April 2015 [6]

• Albaret, Monsieur Proust: January 2015 [6] to March 2015 [4]

• Watt, Marcel Proust: March 2015 [4] to April 2015 []

• Aciman, The Proust Project: April 2015 [] to May 2015 [] 

• Woolf, To the Lighthouse: May 2015 [6] to May 2015 [6]  

• Proust Cycle IV: September 2015 [24] to Spring 2017 [] 

• Kristeva, Time and Sense: Proust and the Experience of Literature : April 2015 to June 2015

Sterne, Tristram Shandy: June 2015 [6] to August 2015 [4]

• Eliot, Middlemarch: June 2015 [9] to Sept 2015 [7]

• Dante, Inferno: October 2015 [11] to November 2015 [12]

• Cervantes, Don Quixote: December 2015 [8] to March 2016 [4]

• Homer, The Odyssey: April 2016 [12] to May 2016 [7]

• Vergil, The Aeneid: May 2016 [3] to June 2016 [2]

• Joyce, Ulysses: June 2016 [10] to December 2016 []

• Beckett, Malone/Malloy Dies/The Unnameable: July 2016 [4] to October 2016 [5] 

• Munger, Scenes de la vie Boheme: October 2016 [5] (Suspended after second session)

• Milton, Paradise Lost: October 2016 [4] to January 2017 []

• Melville, Moby-Dick or The Whale: January 2017 [] to

• Nabokov, Pale Fire: January 2017 [] to

• Flaubert, Madame Bovary: January 2017 [] to

• Tolstoy, Anna Karenina: March 2017 [] to

• Dostoyevsky, The Idiot: 2017 [] to

• Proust Cycle V: Fall 2017 [] to 

• Goethe, Faust Part One: 2017 [] to

• James et al., Old Testament: 2017 [] to  

• Joyce, Finnegan's Wake: 2017 [] to 

• Musil, The Man Without Qualities: 2017 [] to

• Proust Cycle VI: late 2018 [] to

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