Thursday, June 6, 2013
about SWANN'S WAY
"Surrender to Proust"
"Knowing that you are reading a work of genius, it is difficult to recognize that Swann’s Way is strange."
"Proust goes on to explain that, 'Swann had regarded musical motifs as actual ideas, of another world, of another order, ideas veiled in shadows, unknown, impenetrable by the human mind, which none the less were perfectly distinct one from another, unequal among themselves in value and in significance.'”
"For this reason, reading Swann’s Way can feel like falling into a dream. Pages will drift by light as ether. You sometimes forget you are reading. You get lost in the stories, the memories."