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Proust [4]: "The Captive" Enright ed., Please read to page 335

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  • Panera Bread

    1145 S Westwood Blvd , Los Angeles, CA (map)

    34.059856 -118.445168

  • In the Back Room look for Table Signs and Smiling Proustians!
  • Proust Cycle 4:    We're into volume 5! The Captive by Marcel Proust. Kilmartin/Enright ed.  For our next rendezvous, read to the following:

    Page 335 - "...but I realized later that it was produced by the snores, not of Mme. Verdurin, but of her dog."


    Proust Group #4 poses during a session on The Guermantes Way at Panera-Westwood in July 2016. Photo by R. Aull.

    To obtain this edition visit your local library or bookstore or order online through:

    For an extensive list of resources on Proust and ISOLT, visit our Message Board

    Our Nine-Session Schedule for The Captive/The Fugitive:

    • 11/13/2016 p. 100 - "beneath any carnal attraction at all deep, there is the permanent possibility of danger."

    • 11/27/2016 p. 220 - "...the things about which we have questioned her in vain and which we shall be able to gather from fresh lips." 

    • 12/11/2016 p. 335 - "...but I realized later that it was produced by the snores, not of Mme. Verdurin, but of her dog."

    • 01/08/2017 p. 445  - "I seemed to behold the luminous gates which were about to close behind me and of which I myself had forged, for an eternal slavery, the inflexible bars of gold." 

    • 01/22/2017 p. 559 -End of The Captive

    • 02/05/2017 p. 662 - "That is the wrong word, since for jealousy there can be neither past nor future, and what it imagines is invariably the present."

    • 02/19/2017 p. 752 - End of Chapter One, Grieving and Forgetting

    • 03/05/2017 p. 843 - End of Chapter Two, Mademoiselle de Forcheville

    • 03/19/2017 p.  936  -End of The Fugitive

    You've long wanted to add Proust to your reading accomplishments, now with the help of a group of like-minded explorers, here's your chance to hop the Proust train at the fifth station/volume of the In Search of Lost Time tour.

    Proust Group 4 - yes, our fourth embarkation through Marcel Proust's glorious journey -  will be at the Panera Bread cafe on Westwood Blvd just one mile east of the 405 Freeway (Santa Monica Blvd or Wilshire Blvd exits). 


    $2/hr Metered street after 11AM

    $6 Flat rate garage under building (enter off Lindbrook)

    $3 cash only at Broxton garage one block north—they have electric charging stations. 

    Free street parking south of Wilshire Blvd (Sundays)

    Next Proust Cycles: #5, Summer-Autumn 2017; #6, Winter 2019. We may start Cycle #6 while Group #5 is mid-cycle.

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  • Amy S.
    Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host

    A reader and a Francophile...­..

  • Tony F.
    Event Host
  • Sue W.

    Began reading Proust many years ago, but stalled at some point. Looking forward to starting again.

  • Susan

    Excited to be immersing in Proust for the first time with such knowledgeable readers

  • Sharon M.

    Rereading ISOLT and Ulysses is even better than the first time around!

  • lawrence

    Avidly intrigued by Proust

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