The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Study of Core Texts and Ideas

Jefferson Book Club Meeting: Proust

Thu, March 1, 2012 | WAG 116 (Classics Department Lounge)

3:30 PM

Please join us for the next meeting of the Jefferson Book Club, a discussion of the "Overture" to Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time (a.k.a. Remembrance of Things Past). This famous introductory chapter of "Swann's Way,"  the first volume of Proust's seven volume masterpiece, explores the themes of memory and identity, and the profound and lasting effects of childhood experiences with family, religion, society, sexuality, and mortality. With his unmistakable and breathtaking prose, Proust provides piercing psychological insights into the subtle but powerful motivations beneath our habits and longings, our personalities and the agonizing turbulence of our emotions.

Copies of the selections are available to students in the Government Department office located in BAT 2.116.  The book is also available online at  

The discussion will be hosted by graduate student Ariel Helfer and will take place on March 1, at 3:30 P.M. in WAG 116. 

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