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by Marcel Proust
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Edward rated it 4 years ago
--Within a Budding Grove (In Search of Lost Time Volume II)NotesAddendaSynopsis
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
bookshelves: autumn-2013, series, fradio, france, published-1918, bellybutton-mining Read on November 14, 2013 Marcel recalls the awakening of passion and his painful transition from boy to man. Stars James Wilby and Imogen Stubbs.Listen here'Why does everybody like this?'Found this bed-head notc...
JK rated it 6 years ago
Not sure about this quite yet.
Rowena's Reviews
Rowena's Reviews rated it 6 years ago
“Back in Paris in the May of the following year, how often I was to buy a sprig of apple from a flower-shop, then spend the night hours in the presence of its blossom, which was steeped in the same creamy essence as the frothy dust on the unopened leaf-buds…”- Marcel Proust, In the Shadow of Young G...
Book Trauma
Book Trauma rated it 6 years ago
I have thought long and hard about this review and the last thing I want to do is damn this work with faint praise. So I'll make a few observations instead.Obsession continues to be the mainstay of in this volume The first half of the book is the Narrator with his obsession with Gilberte which is un...
What I Happen to Be Reading At the Moment
I got bogged down in Within a Budding Grove, maybe because I was trying to finish it at the same time as my last semester of undergrad, or maybe because our beloved narrator is kind of an ass in this volume of In Search of Lost Time. You know those students who always have something to say in class,...
buchflimmern rated it 6 years ago
+ beautiful metaphors- views about women. I know it's an old book, but sometimes it was just too much.+ recognized some of my own thoughts, found new interesting ones+ spa scenery- preferred the half rural characters in book one. Elstir and Bloch feel somehow artificial.++ I love Prousts last pages....
Blogged Out Ma Nut
Blogged Out Ma Nut rated it 7 years ago
This is an excellent explanation of why I didn't like this volume. And I tried. And I'm never interested in the growing up parts that every (semi)-autobiography for some reason needs to start with. Where did it all begin? Not always at the beginning.It's very difficult to isolate a particular book a...
All the World's a Page
All the World's a Page rated it 7 years ago
I didn't think Budding Grove is a bit weaker than Swann's Way but still, its like saying Breyer's isn't as good as Friendly's - like, ok, but it's still ice cream! So pretty much it's still great.I WILL SAY: this one has more plot, and it's really the introduction to Marcel as our narrator. Plus so ...
Lavinia rated it 9 years ago
In this second volume of "A la recherche..." Proust continues to focus on/analyse love- more or less from a teenage perspective, focusing on the narrator's love for Gilberte, Swann's daughter. Actually, every two pages or so there is at least one paragraph that can be regarded as an aphorism on love...
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