Proust, Madeleines and a Swann Song

For more than 25 years the whole collection of Proust’s “In Search of Lost Time”, was stacked on my night stand.  On a trip to Paris in 1987, I went seeking immersion in French culture.  In my enthusiasm over discovering an adorable Salon de thé and librairie on the charming Left Bank, I decided I needed to start reading in French again.  I had just finished 7 years of formal university education where I had had no time to read for pleasure.  It was time to balance the deficit.  I shipped 5 CASES  of books back to Toronto, including Proust’s “A la recherche du temps perdu”….all 7 volumes of them, in French. image  Continue reading