Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Are You Ready For Proust?

As a sort of precursor to my review (coming tomorrow) of José Manuel Prieto’s Rex, a novel that revolves around Marcel Proust’s masterpiece In Search of Lost Time (a.k.a. Remembrance of Things Past), check out The Cork-Lined Room, a blog off-shoot of Publishing Perspectives. The Cork-Lined Room, the brainchild of Dennis Abrams, is undertaking the monumental project of reading and discussing all 3000+ pages of In Search of Lost Time at a pace of about 15 pages a day. If you’ve always meant to tackle Proust, now’s a great time to do it. The reading will start on Monday, November 2, but head over to The Cork-Lined Room now for a discussion about which translation you should read.

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