Proust: ‘In-Operable’

“Remembrance of Things Past”
June 11th 2017 . Part #102

IN-OPERABLE

This malady which Swann’s love had become had so proliferated, was so closely interwoven with all his habits, with all his actions, with his thoughts, his health, his sleep, his life, even with what he hoped for after his death, was so utterly inseparable from him, that it would have been impossible to eradicate it without almost entirely destroying him; as surgeons say, his love was no longer operable.” ― Marcel Proust, Swann’s Way

ghost of proust at grave