Wednesday, July 22, 2015

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday

Judging from the response on Instagram yesterday, I had to share this photo here:


My caption:
Look what I saw at B&N today! This could be the only way I'll ever read Proust. #instabooks #bookstagram


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34 comments:

  1. Looks like it should be a poster. Great image.

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    1. Emma - I like the artwork inside, too.

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  2. LOL! I think that it would be cheating to read him like that!

    I wonder who the market for something like this is. Perhaps it is students who are assigned the work but do not want to read it?

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    1. Brian Joseph - Perhaps it's a way to ease into Proust?

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  3. I am in the market for such a book! Lol

    Thank you for sharing this book.

    http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2015/07/repas-preferes-in-france.html

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    1. Deb - Thinking I probably should have bought it ;-)

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  4. I agree! I wonder if they have War and Peace in this format too? :)

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    1. Audrey - LOL! Did you know I have the graphic version of Pride and Prejudice?

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  5. I was in B&N yesterday as well, but didn't see that. I would have been tempted :)

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    1. Lisa - I may have to go back again...

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  6. What a great cover! Sadly, I haven't read any Proust since college.

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    1. Monica - I've never read Proust...no immediate plans to do so either ;-)

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  7. Wow! What a great find and what a great way to read Proust!

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    1. Nadia - I'm wishing I bought it now!

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  8. I love the cover image! I've never had the desire to read Proust, but I would love to have those illustrations.

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    1. Kathy - I've been curious about Proust, but not curious enough to actually read him ;-)

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    1. Patty - I agree. Love the artwork in many graphic novels :)

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  10. Oh oh oh. I must have this! I've long been fascinated with Proust (although I'm not quite sure why). I tried to read it once and I think abandoned after 5 pages or so. This would be perfect. Thanks so much for posting and sharing. Now to track it down in Australia.

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    1. Louise - I've always been too intimidated to even try Proust... hope you can find this Down Under :)

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  11. I need to get to the bookstore. Probably the only way I'll ever read him, too.

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    1. Midlife Roadtripper - Kind of like Proust lite? ;-)

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  12. Fun!! I hated the graphic version of P&P I read. If the artwork inside is like the cover, I'd love to read this Proust.

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    1. Beth F - P&P is the only graphic classic I've read... and I hated the artwork :(

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  13. There's a story about two of the Mitford sisters very late in life.

    One complains that she has never taken literature seriously enough and asks if it's too late to start reading Proust.

    The other says, "God, I hope so."

    ;=)

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  14. That's the only way I'll read Proust too!

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    1. Vasilly - I know we're not alone.... that's probably why they published something like this in the first place ;-)

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  15. Oh the artwork looks wonderful if the cover is any indication. Have you ever watched Black Books, there was a great moment when Dylan Moran described Proust it went something like: "he is a French bloke, wakes up, has a biscuit, thinks what did I do yesterday? for 3000 pages. Brilliant very French". and that about sums it up. The graphic novel looks like a good idea.

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    1. Arabella - Ha! Perfect. I have no real desire to read Proust, but may take a closer look at this next time I'm in B&N.

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  16. This sounds wonderful! However appealing visually though, JoAnn, I'm sure you'll enjoy reading Swann's Way. It's surprisingly accessible. You'll enjoy the pleasant scenes and emotions Proust describes. That's right, the emotive effects just may not be so readily conveyed in a graphic novel.

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    1. Arti - Swann's Way does not strike me as a novel which would be easily adaptable to this format. Makes me want to read it and see!

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    2. You're right of course. I'd like to get hold of this too. Just the cover is enough to entice. And I'm sure the visual is a perfect complement to the literary. Thanks for sharing this! :)

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