waerdna, November 2, 2009 (view all comments by waerdna)
Here's a great blog/bookclub which recommends Lydia Davis's translation for this first volume of Proust's masterpiece. I couldn't fit a link in here, so just google corklinedroom. Have fun!
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Callan, June 19, 2007 (view all comments by Callan)
Why not do something you always told yourself you would? And why not in the latest, most excitingly lucid translation? You will thank yourself, and experience something near bliss when you enter the moment through the door of the madeleine.
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by Tin House magazine,
"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."
by The New York Times Book Review,
"Indispensable...the crucial modernist work, overtopping the books of even such giants as Joyce and Mann."
by Claire Messud, Newsday,
"A sensitive and direct translation....Lydia Davis does us a great service in bringing us back to Proust."
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