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À l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs se présente en deux parties : Autour de Mme Swann, où le héros fréquente les Swann à Paris, et Noms de pays : le pays, deux ans plus tard, qui dépeint un séjour à Balbec en bord de mer.

"Enfin elle, je l'aimais et ne pouvais par conséquent la voir sans ce trouble, sans ce désir de quelque chose de plus, qui ôte, auprès de l'être qu'on aime, la sensation d'aimer."

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©domaine public (P)1994 Éditions Thélème

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Deeply bro-y

Proust continues tripping over himself and his varied loves as dumb young man. As a recently less young, dumb man I enjoyed his recounting his lit summers in Balbec and identified with his teen age problems. I had a harder time following along with his commentary on aesthetics which seemed more prominent than in ACDCSwan. Proust paints himself as a jumpy, emo, dweeb /hipster. I lightly regretted his lack of socio political commentary at the level of ACDCSwan, but Balbec seems like a deep dive into a slice of the hawt bourgeoise not unlike some of the lake / shoreside communities in the US. Keep reading, may the french comp be with you.