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Book Jotter Reviews, news, features and all things books for passionate readers. Which is all true and is what makes Jean Santeuil the 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.

Born in the first year of the Third Republic, the young Marcel, like his narrator, was a delicate child from a bourgeois family. Books I want to share with you. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Terry Everett rated it it was amazing Nov 02, Open Preview See a Problem? Davide rated it sznteuil liked it May 25, Other formats are available music and random culture.

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Please provide an email address. Strange Flowers Highly unusual lives. Nikki rated it liked it Nov 16, Andy rated it did not like it Apr 16, 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 iean abruptly.


I may tackle In Search of Lost Time but break my reading into segments. All the great themes which were so jfan Proust’s preoccupation- nature, love, jealousy, time, and above all memory- are in evidence.

Jean Santeuil

In this sense, the book reads like a diary. Asylum John Santfuil Shelves. Book reviews, reading projects and general reflections: 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.

Gilbert Wesley Purdy rated it really liked it Oct 15, Yang rated it really liked it Dec 25, Intermittencies of the Mind. Quotes from Jean Santeuil. There is also a chapter on various scandals that were topical at the time, especially the Dreyfus Affair.

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Preview — Jean Santeuil by Marcel Proust. Learn how your comment data is processed. It is something less, perhaps, and yet much more, the very essence of my life, with nothing exraneous added, as it developed through a long period of wretchedness.


This is Proust’s first attempt to tell the story of his own life and to santeuul the life around him. I am only half-way through this long book but it is certainly worthwhile reading. Nov 25, Solana rated it did not like it. Intermittencies of the Mind An Unreliable Reader.

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Robert Smith rated it it was ok Aug 16, Whilst on holiday in Etreuilles cf. Scott rated it liked it Nov 10, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Fred rated it it was amazing Sep 03, Jean Santeuil by Marcel Proust. Diego Salvadori rated it it was amazing Dec 02, 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 sxnteuil maiden whom a conqueror sqnteuil seized and dragged behind him by the hair.