Swann's Way

Swann's Way

Book - 1992
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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, most  memorably in the evocation of the famous maternal good-night kiss. The  recollection of the narrator's love for Swann's daughter Gilberte leads to an account  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.

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The narrator interrupts reminiscences about his childhood spent in the late-nineteenth-century France to recall the affair which a friend of the family carries on with young Odette de Crecy.

Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 1992
Edition: Modern Library ed
ISBN: 9780679600053
0679600051
Branch Call Number: F PRO
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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