Well, my Everest is Proust's In Search of Lost Time (also known as Remembrance of Things Past, depending on the translation you read). It is a seven-volume novel that amounts more than 4,000 pages. It is famous for paragraph-long sentences, and paragraphs that span several pages. And because of the madeleine episode, of course. Enough to make me scared.
|If he's so nifty, he can't be a bore, right? |
The group has set a marvelous schedule to ease the reader's path to In Search of Lost Time. I'm sure it works wonders, but I'm lousy at following this kind of schedules. I need breaks from Proust. But I am following the threads. They help me notice very interesting things about the text that would have otherwise been way over my head. It's making my reading experience hundreds of times more awesome. So far, I've read and enjoyed the first volume, Swann's Way. Now I'm about to start the second, Within a Budding Grove.
What are your eight-thousanders? What are your plans to tackle them?