by Dennis Abrams
I’m going to try and keep this short and sweet. Proust, among the many things he has to teach us, teaches how to see, not through his eyes but through our own eyes, and in ways we never imagined possible. And I have to thank all of you who, through your posts, your questions, your comments, and your emails, helped to show me ways to read In Search of Lost Time that I never imagined possible. It has been an extraordinary journey — a little more than a year completely immersed in Proust. Knowing that you were out there forced me to read the book more closely than I’ve ever read anything in my life. Forced me to think about it more constantly than I have any other book. Forced me to look at, analyze and write about the book in ways that not only kept me interested but kept the hundreds of readers around the world who have been following the blog interested as well.
For that, for your constant inspiration, for the friendships I’ve made, I am eternally grateful.
I wish you all the very happiest of new years, and I hope to see you next week when Project D is officially launched.