Proust’s Lasting Appeal – Yale Press Log

“A question I am often asked is why do I never tire of reading Proust’s In Search of Lost Time? How does this novel continue to speak to generation after generation in a voice that seems fresh and vigorous? How does Proust manage to breathe so much motion, so much life into his style?”

Proust scholar William Carter explains what is so fascinating about reading Proust. I agree with everything he says. I’ve read Proust’s A la recherche du temps perdu four times so far, and every time I reread it, I find many new elements of the story, the style, the atmosphere.

Proust isn’t hard to read; but you do need to make a commitment to embark on this journey.

Source: Proust’s Lasting Appeal – Yale Press Log

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