Swann's Way

Swann's Way

Book - 1992 | Modern Library ed
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The transmutation of sensation into sentiment, the ebb tide of memory, waves of emotion such as desire, jealousy, and artistic euphoria--this is the material of this enormous and yet singularly light and translucid work.

--VLADIMIR NABOKOV


In the overture to Swann's Way , the themes of the whole of In Search of Lost Time are introduced, and the narrator's childhood in Paris and Combray is recalled, mostnbsp;nbsp;memorably in the evocation of the famous maternal good-night kiss. Thenbsp;nbsp;recollection of the narrator's love for Swann's daughter Gilberte leads to an accountnbsp;nbsp;of Swann's passion for Odette and the rise of the nouveaux riches Verdurins.

The final volume of a new, definitive text of A la recherche du temps perdu was published by the Bibliotheque de la Pleiade in 1989. For this authoritative English-language edition, D. J. Enright has revised the late Terence Kilmartin's acclaimed reworking of C. K. Scott Moncrieff's translation to take into account the new French editions.
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, c1992
Edition: Modern Library ed
ISBN: 9780679600053
0679600051
Branch Call Number: PROUST
Characteristics: xx, 615 p. ; 20 cm

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Luvgoodreads
Aug 02, 2016

Started my adventure into Proust with the Lydia Davis translation but struggled. The Moncrieff translation arrived on my bookshelf, I switched over, and it just took off for me. Amazing when you release yourself into the language ...

Theodora3 May 28, 2012

Very good translation, but I am still partial to the Moncrieff translation.

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Feb 22, 2011

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saintjennifer May 02, 2018

“The places we have known do not belong solely to the world of space in which we situate them for our greater convenience. They were only a thin slice among contiguous impressions which formed our life at that time; the memory of a certain image is but regret for a certain moment; and houses, roads, avenues are as fleeting, alas, as the years.”

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