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    Most eloquent prose (in English)

    I haven't read Proust's Remembrance of Things Past yet, but I've heard many opine that even translated to English it owns some of the most eloquent prose ever put into print.

    Agree/disagree?

    And what other works do you consider to be of the most eloquent ever?

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    I had a hard time with the little Proust I read. If I recall, the combination of jumping from one point to another with lengthy descriptions of it all made it difficult to remember what he started at and what he was babbling about. I don't think it was Remembrance though... but maybe it was a small excerpt. Either way it was enough for me to never want to read that whole (4000 pages I think I heard?) heaping thing.

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    I'm trying to remember where I first heard of Proust. It made me attempt to read his book... Gilmore Girls?
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