A Reader Of His Own Self

“Every reader is, when he reads, a reader of his own self. The writer’s work
is merely a kind of optical instrument which he offers to the reader
to enable him to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps
never have seen in himself.”                    

~ Marcel Proust from Le temps retrouvé [Time Regained]

6 thoughts on “A Reader Of His Own Self

    1. Robin Post author

      That’s well-said and I agree, Iliana. We do interpret things from a book in ways that mean the most to us. That’s also what is so fascinating about reading people’s responses to books you may have read. The wonderful world of book blogging!



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