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Swann's Way (Classics Deluxe Edition): In Search of Lost Time, Volume 1by Marcel Proust and Lydia Davis
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Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time is one of the most entertaining reading experiences in any language and arguably the finest novel of the twentieth century. But since its original prewar translation there has been no completely new version in English. Now, Penguin Classics brings Proust’s masterpiece to new audiences throughout the world, beginning with Lydia Davis’s internationally acclaimed translation of the first volume, Swann’s Way.
@RaidersOfTheLostTime I can’t wait for Mom to tuck me in. Perhaps I’m too old for this, but then I see light in the hall as she approaches and think, Nah!
My father wants me to stop behaving like such a little momma’s boy in front of the guests, but what does he know?
Aunt is such a big part of life. She’s also a big pain in the derrière. But ohhh, those snack-cakes make me so HOT.
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"One of the great pieces novels of the twentieth century, rescued by Lydia Davis?s mesmerizing new translation. Sentence by sentence, it will change your life." Tin House magazine
Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time is one of the most entertaining reading experiences in any language and arguably the finest novel of the twentieth century. But since its original prewar translation there has been no completely new version in English. Now, Penguin Classics brings Proust's masterpiece to new audiences throughout the world, beginning with Lydia Davis's internationally acclaimed translation of the first volume, Swann's Way.
New audiences are introduced to what has been called the finest novel of the 20th century with this new translation. "A sensitive and direct translation, one that will enable us to discover, or rediscover, the joys of the novel."--Charles Messud, "Newsday."
About the Author
Marcel Proust (1871-1922) was the greatest French novelist of the twentieth century.
Lydia Davis is an acclaimed fiction writer. Made a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government for her translations, Davis was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2003.
Table of Contents
Swann's Way Introduction
A Note on the Translation
Suggestions for Further Reading
Part I: Combray
Part II: Swann in Love
Part III:Place-Names: The Name
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