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Swann's Way: Remembrance of Things Past (Vintage International)

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ISBN13: 9780679720096
ISBN10: 067972009x
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The first volume of Marcel Proust’s monumental masterpiece—in the classic Scott Moncrieff–Kilmartin translation—is not only a perfect introduction to a literary landmark, it also stands on its own as one of the most sensitive renderings of childhood in fiction and a brilliant meditation on the recreation of the past through art and memory.

Swann’s Way is the most frequently read part of Proust’s epic novel, Remembrance of Things Past (also known as In Search of Lost Time). It introduces subjects that resonate throughout the entire work, including the narrator’s love for Swann’s daughter Gilberte, Swann’s jealous passion for Odette, and the rise of the nouveaux-riches Verdurins. Proust’s narrator vividly recalls his childhood in Paris and Combray, most famously in a fraught evocation of his mother’s good-night kiss and in the iconic scene where the taste of a madeleine dipped in tea brings back a flood of memory.

Synopsis:

The first and best known volume of one of the landmarks of world literature. Available separately for those who want to approach Proust carefully!

Description:

Bibliography: p. [465]-466.

About the Author

Marcel Proust was born in 1871 and by his twenties was a conspicuous figure in fashionable Parisian society. After 1907, however, he rarely emerged from a cork-lined room in his apartment on the Boulevard Haussmann, devoting himself to his writing. He died in 1922 before the publication of the last three volumes of his great work.

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bruce erickson, December 8, 2007 (view all comments by bruce erickson)
A classic, of course, but still a contemporary model of eloquence and imagination, and flowing out of Monsieur Swann's eating a small sugar cookie whose flavor he recalls as previous experience and he begins to "summon up the remembrance of things past." Well worth a long, contemplative reading experience.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679720096
Editor:
McDonald, Erroll
Translator:
Moncrieff, C. K. Scott
Translator:
Moncrieff, C. K. Scott
Editor:
McDonald, Erroll
Author:
Proust, Marcel
Author:
Kilmartin, Terence
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Continental european fiction (fictional works
Subject:
France
Subject:
Autobiographical fiction
Subject:
France Social life and customs Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Classics
Series Volume:
0000
Publication Date:
19890331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 1 in 0.78 lb

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