Por La Parte de Swann - En Busca del Tiempo Perdido Tomo I (Spanish Edition)

Book by Proust, Marcel

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By s.penkevich (Holland, MI) · ★★★★★ · January 07, 2015
'reality will take shape in the memory alone...

For 100 years now, Swann’s Way, the first volume of Marcel Proust’s masterpiece, has engaged and enchanted readers. Within moments of turning back the cover and dropping your eyes into the trenches of text, the reader is sent to soaring heights of r... ...more
By Jason (Milford, MA) · ★★★★★ · February 18, 2013
Memory is a slippery little sucker. It constitutes an elusive, transient cache of data, the reliability of which decreases in reverse proportion to the length of time it has been stored. It can even be a blatant liar! How often have we found ourselves convinced of the details a particular memory... ...more
By Renato (São Paulo, Brazil) · ★★★★★ · January 27, 2015
Reading a book for the first time is a great, exciting experience that packs a myriad of emotions and sensations: you’re happy because of the joy of starting another journey, anxious because of your expectations, curious because of the reviews you've read or things you’ve heard about the story… i... ...more
By Jessica (Miami, FL) · ★★★★★ · January 21, 2008

Okay, well, I really screwed up my schedule this weekend, so now it's the latening am and nothing's happening for me in the sleep department. Honestly I can't think of a more appropriate time to review this book, which begins with insomnia.

This was great. It really was. Granted, it's not fo... ...more
By Riku (Bangalore, India) · ★★★★★ · September 03, 2014

“As we, or mother Dana, weave and unweave our bodies, Stephen said, from day to day, their molecules shuttled to and fro, so does the artist weave and unweave his image.”

~ James Joyce, Ulysses

“The Universe is the externalization of the soul.”

~ Emerson

To attempt to review this now would be like... ...more
By Jeffrey (Dodge City, KS) · ★★★★★ · February 10, 2015
”At the hour when I usually went downstairs to find out what there was for dinner...I would stop by the table, where the kitchen-maid had shelled them, to inspect the platoons of peas, drawn up in ranks and numbered, like little green marbles, ready for a game; but what most enraptured me were th... ...more
By Ian (Brisbane, Australia) · ★★★★★ · January 28, 2013


For reasons that will become apparent, my review focuses not on the plot of the novel, but on its style and themes.

If you want to develop your own relationship with these aspects of the novel, then it might be better to turn away now.

This is partly why I paid little attention to the... ...more
By karen (Woodside, NY) · ★★★★☆ · June 16, 2010
so i figured i would finally read me some proust, get in touch with my roots or whatnot. and i have to say, for my introduction, it was kind of a mixed bag. the first part i had real problems with. i am not a fan of precocious or sensitive children, so the whole first part was kind of a wash for... ...more
By Manny (Geneva, Switzerland) · ★★★★★ · December 01, 2008
I think my original impetus for reading this was Thomas Disch's excellent short story "Getting into Death". Finding out that she probably only has a few weeks to live, the heroine immediately goes out, buys an edition of Proust, and starts reading. She's only able to relax once she's finished. We... ...more