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Return to Book Page. Preview — Jean Santeuil by Marcel Proust. Jean Santeuil by Marcel Proust. Drawing on the intense emotional experiences of his youth, Proust tells the story of boyhood summers sangeuil 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. Paperbackpages. Published May 30th by Penguin Books Ltd first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

To ask other readers questions about Jean Santeuilplease sign up. Lists with This Book. This book was my first exposure to Marcel Proust.

In Holidays section II he explores how music invokes involuntary memory; jeah Impressions Regained section VI a smell reminds him of a whole period of his life. Places have a physiognomy of their own and also that of a person — a person can be recognized in a place, he says. But Proust recognized the phenomena long ago. An idea I liked: In Separation section I jeann poetry inspired in Jean words to express thoughts of his own that until then he himself had barely understood.

Jean Santeuil by Marcel Proust

It was as danteuil the poets he read understood his thoughts better than he did, and handed them back to him by giving him words. Imagine this review, which is words, written as a single sentence. The book is stronger on prose, poetry-like passages, philosophy, and weaker on story line. In this sense, the book reads like a diary. The only real thread is Jean, as he ages and matures.

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Long sentences and repetition can make Jean Santeuil a tedious read at times, but the rewards are there. E’ il romanzo giovanile di Proust, secondo cui “nemmeno un rigo andava salvato”.

Nov 25, Solana rated it did not like it. A little too incohesive for my taste. May 27, Vincent Odhiambo rated it really liked it Shelves: Heavy on imagery but brilliant all the same. Chemo rated it liked it Feb 11, Fred rated it it was amazing Sep 03, Joseph rated it it was amazing Jul 17, Laurence rated it really liked it Mar 27, Terry Everett rated it it was amazing Nov 02, Joyce rated it really liked it Feb 16, Gilbert Wesley Purdy rated it really liked it Oct 15, John rated it really liked it Nov 16, Andy rated it did not like it Apr 16, Ana rated it did not like it Jun 25, Azrael rated it it was amazing Jan 06, Bhaskar Thakuria rated it it was amazing Feb 09, Nikki rated it liked it Nov 16, Scott rated it liked it Nov 10, Michele Davis rated it it was amazing Dec 10, Peter rated it really liked it Aug 01, Constance rated it really liked it Sep 15, Diego Salvadori rated it it was amazing Dec 02, Richard rated it liked it May 13, Cathy rated it really liked it Oct 19, Robert Smith rated it it was ok Aug 16, Yang rated it really liked it Dec 25, Davide rated it really liked it May 25, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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 active in Parisian high society during the 80s and 90s, welcomed in the most fashionable and exclusive salons of his day.


However, his position there was also one of an outsider, due to his Jewishness and homosexuality. Towards the end of s Proust began to withdraw more and more from society, and although he was never entirely reclusive, as is sometimes made out, he lapsed more completely into his lifelong tendency to sleep during the day and work at night.

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.

Jean Santeuil and Marcel Proust : a revaluation

The first volume, after some difficulty finding a publisher, came out inand Proust continued to work with an almost inhuman dedication on his masterpiece right up until his death insanteui, the age of Books by Marcel Proust. Trivia About Jean Santeuil.

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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. The melancholy we took with us to table has disappeared santeuiil, if we think of it at all it is only to smile, as at some black mood now past, its cause having gone. And with the melancholy, all scruple, all remorse departs from us.

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