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More Proust: "Besides, it was she whom I loved, and whom I could not… - delta_november

Oct. 27th, 2006

06:29 pm

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More Proust:
"Besides, it was she whom I loved, and whom I could not therefore see without that anxiety, without that desire for something more, which destroys in us, in the presence of the person we love, the sensation of loving."

- Within a Budding Grove, Marcel Proust, translated by Moncrieff and Kilmartin, page 569-570.

I remember that, and I'm very glad that I've outgrown it.

I'm into Proust's second book now, and the momentum is slowing. I will finish this one, and then probably read something else to refresh me before another dip into the deepness.