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Jean Santeuil and Marcel Proust : a revaluation

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. Email required Address never made public. I found it very striking and more powerful than the episodes in the later work.

Davide rated it really liked it May 25, Looking back and looking forwa… on. Robert Smith rated it it was ok Aug 16, A Russian Affair my love affair with Russian literature.

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Jean Santeuil

Which is all true and is what makes Jean Santeuil jran weaker book, but for those of us who have read ISOLT it is very interesting to see the early manifestations of the characters and scenarios and to experience Proust trying to work out what to do with his characters. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


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The history of this novel is in itself fasinating. Please provide an email address. 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 by Marcel Proust

JS is easier to read though. When Jean and his mother left Etreuilles, Monsieur Sureau had gathered for them great boxfuls of hawthorn and of snowballs which Madame Santeuil had not the courage to refuse.

This happened to be a black velvet coat, trimmed with braid, and lined with cherry-coloured satin and ermine, which, mauled by the violence of his attack, he pulled into the room like a young maiden whom a conqueror has seized and dragged behind him by the hair. There was a problem adding your email address. Paperbackpages.

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Refresh and try again. 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 sqnteuil child into an artist ; the continuity of the leading characters Odette, Swann, Charlus, Legrandin, 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.

An Insatiable Craving santeuik Book… on. Heavy on imagery but brilliant all the same.

Joyce rated it really liked it Feb 16, Great commentary on this book Jonathan. And with the melancholy, all scruple, all remorse departs from us. An idea I liked: Should I call this book a novel?


Lesser-known gems Lesser-known classical books you shouldn’t forget. I was going to suggest in my post that a potential reader might consider reading JS first.

In this sense, the book reads like a diary. Published May 30th by Penguin Books Ltd first published This book was my first exposure to Marcel Proust. Tabula Rasa let the poets cry themselves to sleep.

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However, his position there was also one of an outsider, due to his Jewishness and homosexuality. Quotes from Jean Santeuil.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Nov 25, Solana rated santfuil did not like it. Gilbert Wesley Purdy rated it really liked it Oct 15, Born in the first year of the Third Republic, the young Marcel, like his narrator, was a delicate child from a bourgeois family. He was also plagued with severe asthma, which had troubled him intermittently since childhood, and a terror of his own death, especially in case it should come before his novel had been completed.

Annabookbel Noli domo egredi, nisi librum habes — Never leave home without a book. John rated it really liked it Jeab 16, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. There are some schoolday scenes as well as character studies of fellow schoolchildren, teachers and work colleagues of his father.