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[Past Event] Tackling the Tough Ones: Swann's Way (p.14)

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"Swann's Way" is the first volume of seven that comprise Proust's "In Search of Lost Time" (1913-1927). The volume stands as its own novel and wittily depicts French bourgeois and aristocratic life at the turn of the 20th century, especially drawing attention to memory, snobbery, conceit, love, eroticism, time, wisdom, and identity. Proust is not concerned with plot as he is with how experiences unite to form human identities, which means that "Swann's Way" meanders back and forth in time to penetrate memory and recapture realities lost inside ourselves. Readers journey with the narrator, hoping to stumble upon meaning but worrying that life may merely be a set of tedious events that land us in a disappointing present.


Tuition: $60.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

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Fridays, Mar. 26; Apr. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 *10:00am-noon* (6 sessions)


We'll meet online via Zoom. Zoom is free and easy to use. OLLI will walk you through the steps. Prior to each Zoom meeting (class), you will receive an email with specific details on that meeting.


Renée Curry, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus in the Division of Humanities and Communication at California State University, Monterey Bay.