Relation of Parts I and II This section of Swann’s Way closes out “Combray” and opens “Swann in Love,” a section I initially found baffling.
Ongoing Theme of Seriality / Multiplicity Continuing the theme that I called “monotonous” in my previous post, the closing pages of Proust’s second volume analyze,
Regret: On the Contingent and Universal As the Narrator watches Albertine continue on her way “to join her friends,” he describes his sense of “despair”
On the one hand, I get a great deal of pleasure from the Narrator’s explanations of what used to give him so much pleasure in
[I’ve been collecting my 2020/2021 Proust notes in this Google Doc, but I thought I might post them here bit-by-bit and let myself add /