Swann's Way: Swann in Love: Bender in Love: 09/04/09
I'm on my 10th week of reading Swann's Way (Du côté de chez Swann). I made up last week's deficit, reading to page 300. I started the section called "Swann in Love."
The first thirty-five pages of this section describe Swann's many love affairs. As long as the person was a woman and willing he was able. Station and age didn't seem to matter.
The worst of Swann's behavior comes before the young protagonist is born but he is warned of Swann's rakish ways many times. In the present, Swann seems to be gearing up again for a new conquest. This time, she's a woman of means and all Swann has to do is live through some weekly piano concerts.
I couldn't help but think of Bender and his insatiable appetite for fembots. Sometimes he swears he's getting serious but it never lasts. He has gone through many an elaborate scheme either for a fembot or some other personal gratification.
Swann's Way posts:
Lisa's First Word, Baby Mine, I Sing the Body Electric, The Lady in Pink, Bleeding Gums Murphy, Caturday, Cherry Blossoms, Marge Simpson, Liana Telfer, Bender in Love, Margaret Dumont, Hyacinth Bucket, Rose, Mildred Krebs, Pepé Le Pew, Jack Harness, Cordelia Chase, Saffron, Thomas O'Malley.
Within a Budding Grove posts:
Nanowrimo, Cheers, Robert Langdon, Kif and Amy, Dead Weight, Clark Kent, Lex Luthor, Paris is a Lonely Town, And Then There's Maude, A Cafe Terrace at Night, North by Northwest, Top Hat, Chez Deetz, Ah, My Goddess!, David, Auntie Mame, Brunhilde Esterhazy, Gusteau's, Shell Beach.
books | fiction | Marcel Proust | 1913