Is it better to read Proust when you're young, or when you're old?
December 28, 2013 1:10 PM Subscribe
I'm approaching forty; there are only so many books I'll get to read in my life. With that in mind, I'm trying to plan out my reading at the start of each year (planning one year at a time, mind you -- my 40-year-old self doesn't get to be the boss of what I read when I'm eighty).
posted by spacewaitress to Media & Arts (27 answers total) 32 users marked this as a favorite
There are a few "epic" things I'd like to read in my life; this year my plan is to read the 5-volume Canopus in Argos series by Doris Lessing.
So here's my question: At some point, I'd like to schedule In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust. Is it better to read it now, when I'm still sort-of-relatively young, or when I'm older?
Bonus question -- what other huge, sprawling, multi-volume tomes should I consider?