Virginia Woolf on Marcel Proust

“My great adventure is really Proust.  I am in a state of amazement; as if a miracle were being done before my eyes. How, at last, has someone solidified what has always escaped—and made it too into this beautiful and perfectly enduring substance? One has to put the book down and gasp. The pleasure becomes physical—like sun and wine and grapes and perfect serenity and intense vitality combined.”

– Virginia Woolf

via Style Over Substance | Boston Review.