Marcel Proust’s Within a Budding Grove | Newberry

Marcel Proust’s Within a Budding Grove

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Tuesdays, February 25 – April 22 (class will not meet April 15)

6 – 7:30 pm

Led by Mike Levine

In the second volume of In Search of Lost Time, Proust’s incomparable masterpiece, we meet the characters who will shape the narrator’s life. Artists illuminate the path to becoming a writer. Friends further his investigation of the class dynamics of French society. From his relationship with Albertine, he will come to understand love, its attendant suffering, and the boundless mystery that lies within each of us. Please read to page 71 for the first session.

Mike Levine’s most recent Newberry seminar was on Vladimir Nabokov’s The Gift. He holds a PhD in English from Rice University.

Materials List

  • Marcel Proust, In Search of Lost Time, Volume 2: Within a Budding Grove (Modern Library, 978-0-375-75219-3)

Readings for the First Session:

  • For the first class, please read to p. 71.

CPDU credit for this course is available for Illinois teachers seeking recertification.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and Registration Information 

Eight sessions, $220.
Register Online.