Friday, November 2, 2018

Proust on sentences

I just rediscovered this passage in an eleven-year-old e-mail to Andrew Sullivan. The subject was postmodernism and long sentences. Why did I never think of posting the passage here? Oh — now I have.

Marcel Proust, The Guermantes Way, trans. Mark Treharne (New York: Penguin, 2002).

A highlight of my OCA life: back in his blogging days, Andrew once made a post with a link to a post of mine. (I had sent him the link.) It was astonishing to see the number of visits to that post rise.

Related reading
All OCA Proust posts (Pinboard)

[Not all long sentences are deserving of a reader’s struggle. Proust’s are.]

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