The Prisoner and the Fugitive is up to page 255. I just got through an about 10 page long description of a beautiful work of music, which has me wondering who "Vinteuil" is supposed to be. The narrator seems to have had the realization that art is the way in which two souls communicate their differences to one another, but rather than being about conflict, it's about each person's uniqueness. He's at a party where this music was played, and I'm relieved for him to be out of the claustrophobic confines of his house, but someone has passed out at the party (and will die) and the hosts' selfish attitudes toward death (don't want it to spoil the event!) are actually very disturbing to me - they've teased and abused this character constantly and I can't help but feel their treatment is responsible for his collapse. Just a fictional character, but it still upset me a lot!