Within a Budding Grove: Madame Swann at Home: Kif and Amy: 12/11/09
This week has been crazy with my washing machine breaking and with my son's parent teacher conference and Ian's final at Davis. I almost forgot to read Within a Budding Grove.
It seems Marcel wasn't on his best game this week either. He's trying to date Gilberte Swann. She seems to be taking on some of Odette's personality and that's causing some problems. Maybe it's Gilberte or maybe it's her parents, but he's spends most of these thirty pages suffering through panic attacks which leave him so breathless that he ends up in bed.
It's his breathlessness that brings me to this week's comparison: Kif Kroker. I know I've mentioned him before in my discussion of the "Nestor" episode of Ulysses but he was popping into mind again every time Marcel worried over meeting Gilberte or when he would hesitate to knock at her door, afraid that he'd have to speak with her parents.
See you back in next week for my thoughts on pages 121-150.
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 | 1919