More Proust: "Besides, it was she whom I loved, and whom I could not… - delta_november
Oct. 27th, 2006
"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.