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Swann's Way - Odette -

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  • Bekah
    Odette? page 231: …she struck Swann by her resemblance to the figure of Zipporah, Jethro s daughter, in a fresco in the Sistine Chapel. Source note
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      Odette? page 231:

      "…she struck Swann by her resemblance to the figure of Zipporah, Jethro's daughter, in a fresco in the Sistine Chapel."
      Source note #25 - "The figure of Zipporah appears in the Sistine Chapel in a series of frescoes by Bottecelli depicting the life of Moses, her husband."
      [Lydia Davis translation - Penguin]

      This shows which figure is Zipporah:
      http://proustreader.wordpress.com/2011/07/23/zipporah/
      (but not color)

      Here's a close-up in color:
      http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sandro_Botticelli_033.jpg

      Interesting to see what Proust had Swann think of as Odette's likeness. Rather prettier than I expected from the narrative, but then, Swann is in loooove. (heh)

      Bekah
      thoroughly enjoying SW
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