Proust’s magnum opus is often considered to be the greatest novel of the 20th century. It richly repays the careful attention it demands, and becomes unforgettable. First-time readers, however, may find the style and size of the work daunting. This seminar is intended for participants who have always wanted to read Proust, but who would benefit from exploratory conversation about the text with like-minded readers under professional guidance.
In six meetings, we will discuss just the first two sections, the “Overture” and “Combray.” We will take the time to consider the architecture and style of the work to help the participants get a good understanding of Proust’s overarching project. The format will be seminar-style, not lecture, and participants will be expected to listen to each other and to make contributions to the joint conversation.
Marcel Proust, Remembrance of Things Past. Vol. 1. Trans. C.K. Moncrieff and T. Kilmartin. NY: Random House, 1981. Volume 1 can be purchased separately; it also comes in a 3-volume set of the entire work.
“Overture” pp. 3-51 in the recommended translation.
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