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Swann's Way

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"Proust is reliably lucid and almost invariably kind....The almost hypnotic effect of Proust is to...demonstrate that an apparently self-absorbed individual may yet draw his strength and his insight from a passionate engagement with the interior and exterior lives of others, as well as his own. On him not much was lost." Christopher Hitchens, The Atlantic Monthly (read the entire Atlantic Monthly review)

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Publisher Comments:

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

Review:

"Reading Swann’s Way was a rapturous experience." David Denby

Review:

"The whole is a treasure hunt where the treasure is time and the hiding place the past....The transmutation of sensation into sentiment, the ebb and tide of memory, waves of emotions such as desire, jealousy, and artistic euphoria — this is the material of the enormous and yet singularly light and translucid work....Within the novel the narrator Marcel contemplates, in the last volume, the ideal novel he will write. Proust's work is only a copy of that ideal novel — but what a copy!" Vladimir Nabokov

Synopsis:

With an Introduction by Richard Howard and revisions by D.J. Knight, the definitive translation of the first part of Marcel Proust's legendary seven-part cycle is now in mass-market paperback.

About the Author

Marcel Proust was born in Auteuil in 1871. When he died in 1922, the last three volumes of his masterpiece remained to be published. He has recently been the subject of two new books: How Proust Can Change Your Life by Alain de Botton and The Year of Reading Proust by Phyllis Rose.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812972092
Translators:
Moncrieff, C. K. Scott
Translator:
Kilmartin, Terence
Translator:
Moncrieff, C. K. Scott
Translator:
Kilmartin, Terence
Author:
Moncrieff, C. K. Scott
Author:
Kilmartin, Terence
Author:
Proust, Marcel
Author:
Howard, Richard
Publisher:
Modern Library
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Modern Library Mass Market Paperbacks
Publication Date:
20040427
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
656
Dimensions:
6.88x4.24x1.10 in. .68 lbs.

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Product details 656 pages Modern Library - English 9780812972092 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "Proust is reliably lucid and almost invariably kind....The almost hypnotic effect of Proust is to...demonstrate that an apparently self-absorbed individual may yet draw his strength and his insight from a passionate engagement with the interior and exterior lives of others, as well as his own. On him not much was lost." (read the entire Atlantic Monthly review)
"Review" by , "Reading Swann’s Way was a rapturous experience."
"Review" by , "The whole is a treasure hunt where the treasure is time and the hiding place the past....The transmutation of sensation into sentiment, the ebb and tide of memory, waves of emotions such as desire, jealousy, and artistic euphoria — this is the material of the enormous and yet singularly light and translucid work....Within the novel the narrator Marcel contemplates, in the last volume, the ideal novel he will write. Proust's work is only a copy of that ideal novel — but what a copy!"
"Synopsis" by , With an Introduction by Richard Howard and revisions by D.J. Knight, the definitive translation of the first part of Marcel Proust's legendary seven-part cycle is now in mass-market paperback.
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