Egan on Proust and the Internet
Jennifer Egan nails it in the Times Book review with a poetic description of our online condition. --FD
I wonder what Proust would have made of our present-day locus of collective fantasy, the Internet. I'm guessing he would have seized on its wistful aspect, pointing out gently and with wry humor that much of what beguiles us is the act of reaching for what isn't there.