Spoiler: We made it through Swann's Way and In a Budding Grove
For some devoted enthusiasts, 2022 was a year focused on time. But not just any garden variety sort of time. Rather, the type of time that preoccupied some readers last year was described in terms so rich, so carefully detailed, that it read like a literary brocade (were such a thing to exist). It was the type of time that was excruciatingly baroque -- at least in style, if not in era. It was a type of time that is an all-absorbing, exhausting, long, and terribly precise affair. Indeed, time of this sort has daunted, if not outright defeated, many people over the years.