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Jean Santeuil

I suspect that the second half may not be as good as the first half, which may indicate why Proust gave up on it but it is surprising that he just abandoned it so abruptly. Stuck in a Book. I have not read Proust but I would like to. Published May 30th by Penguin Books Ltd first published Scott rated it liked it Nov 10, All the great themes which were so deeply Proust’s preoccupation- nature, love, jealousy, time, and above all memory- are in evidence. sanreuil

Jean Santeuil by Marcel Proust

The novel is frankly autobiographical in detail, and even uses, in part, the first person. An Insatiable Craving for Book… on. Well, in Jean Santeuil there is a similar episode, not quite as histrionic, but great nonetheless.

May 27, Vincent Odhiambo rated it really liked it Shelves: Heavy on imagery but brilliant santeui, the same. Tony’s Reading List Too lazy to be a writer – Too egotistical to be quiet. I am only half-way through this long book but it is certainly worthwhile reading. It was as if the poets he read understood his thoughts better than he did, and handed them back to him by giving him words. Books by Marcel Proust. I was going to suggest in my post that a potential reader might consider reading JS first.


A Russian Affair my love affair with Russian literature. Fred rated it it was amazing Sep 03, An idea I liked: Annabookbel Noli domo egredi, nisi librum habes — Never leave home without a book.


In just such a way did Jean now brandish it, but even before his eyes had sent their message to his brain, he was aware of an indefinable fragrance in the velvet, a fragrance that had greeted him when, at ten years old, he had run to kiss his mother—in those days still young, still brilliant and still happy—when she was all dressed up and ready to go out, and flung his arms about her waist, the velvet crushed within his hand, the braid tickling his cheeks, while his lips, pressed to her forehead, breathed in the glittering sense of all the happiness she seemed to hold in keeping for him.

Davide rated it really liked it May 25, Joseph rated it it was amazing Jul 17, But Proust recognized the phenomena long ago. Michele Davis rated it it was amazing Dec 10, Pechorin’s Journal A literary blog.

Create a free website or blog at WordPress. Once the introduction is out of the way Jean Santeuil starts off in a similar way to ISOLT with Jean unable to sleep unless he gets a goodnight kiss from his mother. July 18, at Learn how your comment data is processed.

E’ il romanzo giovanile di Proust, secondo cui “nemmeno un rigo andava salvato”.

Jean Santeuil | novel by Proust |

Jeqn 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. It is the “”first state”” of that great novel, and in germ it contains most, if not all, of the themes which will form the mature work.

Great commentary on this book Jonathan. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Media santehil, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. And all that Jean was feeling seemed without effort to chime with the surrounding oneness, and he was conscious of the perfect joy which is the gift of harmony.


Book reviews, reading projects and general reflections: Lonesome Reader An Unreliable Reader. 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.

There is also a chapter on various scandals that were topical at the time, especially the Dreyfus Affair.

Peter rated it really liked it Aug 01, santeul Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Santeull book of mine has not been manufactured: Jean Santeuil is an entirely different book from Remembrances of Things Pastnot only because it is unfinished, but because it lacks the master theme of the later work the metamorphosis of a weak and nervous child into an artist ; the continuity of the leading characters Odette, Swann, Charlus, Sanetuil, Norpois, Vinteuil, and many others are not yet born ; the decision to write in the first person, and the courage to plunge into the sulphurous abyss of Sodom.

Hard Book Habit Reading classics and hard books, and spouting rhubarb about them. And with the melancholy, all scruple, all remorse departs from us. Remembrances of Things Past. I think this is partly because it involves smells rather wanteuil taste or other sensory stimuli as the trigger, as I find smells are the most likely, for me, to have such an effect and this event also comes at a point when Jean is already emotionally unstable.

Tabula Rasa let the poets cry themselves to sleep.