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The mission 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 and then discuss our reading together over coffee/tea and pastry. 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. In Fall 2017, we will begin our fifth cycle through In Search of Lost Time this time with a French language component.

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, Dante's Inferno Don Quixote, Homer's Odyssey and, again, Joyce's Ulysses in 2015-16. In 2016 we added a third sub-group meeting at noon Sundays and have read Virgil's Aeneid, Ovid's Metamorphoses, Milton's Paradise Lost, Melville's Moby-Dick and Becket's Novel Trilogy. 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 May 2017 [12]

• 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 [10]

• 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 [3]

• Melville, Moby-Dick or The Whale: January 2017 [3] to April 2017 [5]

• Nabokov, Pale Fire: January 2017 [15] to February 2017 [9]

• Borges, Collected Fictions: March 2017 [7] to June 2017 [4]

• Ovid, Metamorphoses: April 2017 [6] to June 2017 [4]

• Flaubert, Madame Bovary: June 2017 [9] to July 2017 [9]

• Joyce, Finnegan's Wake: June 2017 [6] to Spring 2019 []

• Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales: July 2017 [2] to August 2017 [3]

• Gogol, Dead Souls: July 2017 [7] to September 2017 [4]

• Tolstoy, Anna Karenina: August 2017 [8] to November 2017 [5]

• Turgenev, Fathers and Children: October 2017 [7] to November 2017 [6]

• Proust Cycle V: October 2017 [12] to Spring 2019 []

• Proust in French: October 2017 [12] to []

• Balzac, Cousin Bette: November 2017 [6] to January 2018 [6]

• Woolf, To the Lighthouse: December 2017 [8] to December 2017 [6]

• James, The Portrait of a Lady: January 2018 [7] to March 2018 [6]

• Balzac, Les Chouans: February 2018 [6] to March 2018 [3]

• Balzac, Père Goriot: April 2018 [6] to April 2018 [5]

• Barthes, S/Z: May 2018 [5] to June 2018 [4]

• Conrad, The Secret Agent: April 2018 [7] -April 2018 [6]

• Mann, Buddenbrooks: May 2018 [4] - Sept 2018 [5]

• Stendhal, The Red and The Black: June [6]-July 2018 [5]

• Stendhal, The Charterhouse of Parma: Aug 2018 [7] -Sept 2018 [3]

• Barnes, Nightwood: Sept 2018 [7] to Sept 2018 []

• Conrad, Nostromo: Sept 2018 [] to

• Marlowe, Doctor Faustus: Oct 2018 [] to

• Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita: 2019

• Dostoyevsky, The Idiot: 2018 [] to

• Goethe, Faust Part One: 2018 [] to

• Musil, The Man Without Qualities: 2019 [] to

• Nabokov, Ada or Ardor: 2019

• Powell, A Dance to the Music of Time: 2019

• Schmidt, Bottom's Dream: 2019

• Proust Cycle VI: Spring 2020 [] to Fall 2021 []

Upcoming events (5)

Proust Cycle 5: The Guermantes Way [1920], pages 602-end

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What We’ll do: Let’s discuss pages 602-last page The Guermantes Way Part Two/Chapter 2 Please read through the final pages till the end of the book. Last sentence: “You’ll live to bury us all!” •What to bring: The Guermantes Way Moncrieff translation edited and annotated by William Carter New Haven CT: Yale Univ Press, 2018. https://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300186192/guermantes-way Please mark up your book to share your favorite passages. All questions and discussion points are welcome! Next text: Sodom and Gomorrah (1921) [to be decided between]: Modern Library, 1999, Trans. by Moncrieff/Kilmartin/Enright, ISBN:[masked]. Used $6+, new $11+ obtainable through... https://www.bookfinder.com/search/?author=&title=&lang=en&new_used=*&destination=us¤cy=USD&binding=*&isbn=9780375753107&keywords=&minprice=&maxprice=&publisher=&min_year=&max_year=&mode=advanced&st=sr&ac=qr or, Penguin Classics, 2005, Trans. by John Sturrock, ISBN:[masked]. Used $11+ obtainable through... https://www.bookfinder.com/search/?keywords=9780143039310¤cy=USD&destination=us&mode=advanced&lang=en&st=sh&ac=qr&submit= Reading schedule (subject to change): May 26, 2019 - Guermantes Way, complete the novel June 9, 2019 - Sodom and Gomorrah, pages TBD June 23, 2019 - Sodom and Gomorrah, pages TBD July 7, 2019 - Sodom and Gomorrah, pages TBD July 21, 2019 - Sodom and Gomorrah, pages TBD Aug 4, 2019 - Sodom and Gomorrah, pages TBD Aug 18, 2019 - Sodom and Gomorrah, pages TBD Sep 1, 2019 - Sodom and Gomorrah, pages TBD Sept 15, 2019 - Sodom and Gomorrah, pages TBD Sept 29, 2019 - Sodom and Gomorrah, pages TBD Oct 13, 2019 - The Captive (1925), [ISBN:[masked]] pages TBD Oct 27, 2019 - The Captive, pages TBD Parking: Free street parking south of Wilshire Blvd (Sundays only)

A l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs. Pg 433-59, "Autrefois j'eusse prefere..."

Read Proust in the original and discuss the joys and sorrows of Marcel in French and English on biweekly Sundays at Noon in Westwood. RSVP today. Schedule of readings (with thanks to Kyle Norwood for the schedule, and apologies for the lack of diacritical marks); quotes are where the reading ends: Edition: À l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs; édition présentée, établie et annotée par Pierre-Louis Rey. Folio Classique Gallimard, 1988 [ISBN:[masked]] [masked] Nom de pays: le pays, pages[masked], "Autrefois j'eusse prefere que cette promenade..."[masked] Nom de pays: le pays, pages[masked], "Quelques jours après la partie de furet..."[masked] Nom de pays: le pays, pages[masked] (Fin de la deuxieme partie) Editions: À l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs ; édition présentée, établie et annotée par Pierre-Louis Rey. Folio Classique Gallimard, 1988 [ISBN:[masked]] Upcoming: Le Cote de Guermantes: edition de Thierry Laget et Brian C. Rogers. Folio Classique (numero 2658), Gallimard, 1994 [ISBN:[masked]] II. Parking: $2 - metered street parking per hour Free - Broxton Garage -first two hours, $1.50/20 mins. thereafter Free - street parking south of Wilshire Blvd Sundays only.

The Idiot. Read from Part 2, Ch 8 (p. 303) to the end of Part 3, Ch 2 (p. 411).

For the June 2nd meeting, please read "The Idiot" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky to the end of Chapter 2 in Part Three (from page 303 through page 411 in the Penguin Classics Edition). The recommended volume of The Idiot is the Penguin Classics edition, translated by David McDuff Available via Bookfinder from $6.00 used: https://www.bookfinder.com/book/9780140447927/ Available on Amazon for $13.46/paperback, $9.99/Kindle: https://smile.amazon.com/Idiot-Penguin-Classics-Fyodor-Dostoyevsky/dp/014044792X/ref=sr_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1549429530&sr=1-9&keywords=the+idiot The planned pagination will be: 6/16/19: to page 510, Part Three, end of Chapter 8 6/30/19: to page 610, Part Four, end of Chapter 5 7/14/19: to page 718, Part Four, Chapter 12/Conclusion Free street parking Sundays, both sides of Westwood Blvd.

James Joyce, Finnegans Wake [1939]. Book IV, Pages: 604-615

This is the 65th of 66 sessions for Proust Group #FW. We are 96.2 percent through our first reading of this planet's most challenging novel: Finnegans Wake. Reading will be confined to what we read aloud at our bi-weekly Meetup sessions at Tender Greens in Westwood Village. Please gloss in advance or afterward using McHugh or online annotations -see below. We tart Book IV, pages[masked] -[masked]. Book IV Beginning with, “Of Kevin, of increate God the servant, of the Lord Creator a filial fearer, who, given to the growing grass, took to the tall timber..." (604) and Ending with, “...as sure as herself pits hen to paper and there's scribings scrawled on eggs." [masked]) Schedule for the remainder of the text:[masked]: Book IV, pages[masked] [at the Hammer Museum] Content Guides: 1969. Tindall. See pages: TBD​ 2012. Oxford: [604] St Kevin isolates himself, and meditates on water and baptism; [606] after a muddle of motifs, the title is finally​ announced with apologies for the muddle; more... xliv 2016. McHugh: see page xv. To get through Finnegans Wake requires supplemental texts, Campbell, McHugh and Tindall are listed below, others may be added. Send in your recommendations. Recommended editions [links are to each title's Goodreads page, scroll to "Get A Copy"]. The editions we will be using are available online or from your local library -see links below. The easiest way with the Wake may be this online text and gloss combination: http://www.finwake.com. http://www. FWEET.org. One or both of these sites plus one or more guidebooks should be sufficient. Finnegans Wake. James Joyce. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. ISBN:[masked] Annotations to Finnegans Wake. Roland McHugh. 4th Edition. Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins Univ. Press, 2016 But still, in addition to reading the Introductions in the two texts cited above, you'll need a general guidebook: A Reader's Guide to Finnegans Wake. William York Tindall. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1996 A Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake: Unlocking James Joyce's Masterwork by Joseph Campbell and Henry Morton Robinson. New York: New World Library, 2013. Joyce-again's Wake: an Analysis of Finnegans Wake. Bernard Benstock. Seattle WA: University of Washington Press, 1965. Finnegans Wake Goodreads homepage (https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/124430-finnegans-wake-grappa) Parking: $2/hr Metered street after 11 AM Free first two hours at the Broxton parking structure one block north—they have electric charging stations. $1.50/20 minutes thereafter. Free street parking south of Wilshire Blvd (Sundays only)

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