Ah, some stresses in my life have sent me back into the pages of Proust, because I can always fall asleep while reading him. Making way thru the endless party of the Princess de Guermantes. This party is actually more interesting than most of the ones in The Guermantes Way. Charlus always livens up the page, and St. Loup has just made an appearance and he is an appealing character. His relationship with Rachel in some ways echoed Swann and Odette, although St. Loup hasn't married her. Swann is apparently dying, and the reader finds more drama and conflict than in the previous pages.
The other Odette