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Which saying or proverb is Stendhal referring to in this passage from "Le rouge et le noir"?

In an annotated 2013 edition of Le Rouge et le Noir published by GF Flammarion, Marie Parmentier writes: On ne sait pas à quel dicton Stendhal fait allusion, et l'on peut supposer qu'il invente cette ...
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Which saying or proverb is Stendhal referring to in this passage from "Le rouge et le noir"?

Le Rouge et le noir, edited by Pierre-Georges Castex (Classiques Garnier, 2012) has a note explaining that the expression is "Fi donc!", the same expression Madame de Rênal seemed to have ...
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Where in "À la recherche du temps perdu" does the main character indicate that he would be named after the author?

This passage occurs in the fifth volume, on page 69. The uncertainty of awakening revealed by her silence was not at all revealed in her eyes. As soon as she was able to speak she said: “My ——” or “...
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Can I read the second book of "In Search of Lost Time" out of order if I can't find a good translation?

I agree with the previous answers. "La Recherche" is an unsecable block, although there is a lot of wandering though the first six volumes. It is absolutely necessary to read the first six ...
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