The Truth about Odette in "Swann in Love"

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Aina Marti, « The Truth about Odette in "Swann in Love" », For there she was..., ID : 10670/1.wqh1e0


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When Swann meets Odette he does not like her as her beauty responds to a traditional conception. She is not a cultivated woman as she shows, for example, asking if Vermeer, who died in 1675, is still alive. She seems to be seduced by Swann’s intelligence and cultural interests. She appears as someone who looks for affection and is devoted to Swann; she is sensitive in love matters in contrast to Swann’s first frivolity. Her main interest seems to be that of seeking a husband and a marriage in...

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