In Search Of Lost Time

In Search Of Lost Time (1913 – 1927, À la recherche du temps perdu) by Marcel Proust, tweeted once an hour in parts. Started in the end of October 2011 and will complete around the same time in 2017.

In Search Of Lost Time is known for being one of the longest novels ever written, the novel consists of 7 volumes and has a total of approximately 1.5 million words (depending on translation), which equals with the english translation 7485656 characters / 140 = 53469 tweets. One tweet per hour = 2228 days or 6.1 years.

I’ve been wanting to read it for a long time but haven’t been able to get around it, so I thought if I can integrate into my daily stream of information, I would just read it on the go, without any considerate effort. Just like a status update from one of my friends, In Search Of Lost Time can also become part of my social graph.