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In this sense, the book reads like a diary.

Ssanteuil was as if the poets he read understood his thoughts better than he did, and handed them back to him by giving him words. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Jean Santeuil by Marcel Proust

One of my favourite epsiodes in ISOLT is when the narrator sobs over having to leave the hawthorn blossom in Combray as he has to return to Paris. Drawing on the intense emotional experiences of his youth, Proust tells the story of boyhood summers of strawberries and cream cheese, of garlands of pink blossom under branches of white may, of love and its lies, of political scandal and of his deep feeling for his parents.


Great commentary on this book Jonathan.

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The novel is frankly autobiographical in detail, and even uses, in part, the first person. You are commenting using your Facebook account. There are some schoolday scenes as well as character studies of fellow schoolchildren, teachers and work colleagues of his father. I found it very striking and more powerful than the episodes in the later work. Something to chew on at least Like Liked by 1 person.

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Should I call this book a novel? Gilbert Wesley Purdy rated it really liked it Oct 15, But it is also possible that many readers who cannot labor through the subtleties and intricacies of the major work will find this a thoroughly readable novel of life in France at the start of the century. Remembrances santfuil Things Past.

Terry Everett rated it it was amazing Nov 02, Lesser-known gems Lesser-known classical books you shouldn’t forget. He was active in Parisian high society during the 80s and 90s, welcomed in the most fashionable and exclusive salons of his day.


Jean Santeuil

I have to admit that I like both versions. Cathy rated it really liked it Oct 19, Tabula Rasa let the poets cry themselves to sleep. Notify me of new comments via email.

Tony’s Reading List Too lazy to be a writer – Too egotistical to be quiet. Uean he shows that combination of sheer realism and pure poetry which are the hallmark of his later work. Michele Davis rated it it was amazing Dec 10, Yang rated it really liked it Dec 25, Return to Book Page. Year End Review 5: July 18, at By continuing to use this website, santruil agree to their use. Azrael rated it it was amazing Jan 06,