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Swann's Way (Classics Deluxe Edition): In Search of Lost Time, Volume 1

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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.

Review:

"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

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"Indispensable...the crucial modernist work, overtopping the books of even such giants as Joyce and Mann." The New York Times Book Review

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"A sensitive and direct translation....Lydia Davis does us a great service in bringing us back to Proust." Claire Messud, Newsday

Synopsis:

New audiences are introduced to what has been called the finest novel of the 20th century with this new translation.

Synopsis:

The first volume of the greatest novels of the twentieth century in Lydia Davis's masterful translation

Marcel Prousts 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 Prousts masterpiece to new audiences throughout the world, beginning with Lydia Daviss internationally acclaimed translation of the first volume, Swanns Way.

For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

 

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

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Part II: Swann in Love

Part III:Place-Names: The Name

Notes

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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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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142437964
Editor:
Prendergast, Christopher
Translator:
Davis, Lydia
Translator:
Davis, Lydia
Editor:
Prendergast, Christopher
Author:
Proust, Marcel
Author:
Davis, Lydia
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Villages
Subject:
France
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
France Social life and customs.
Subject:
Villages -- France.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics Deluxe Editio
Series Volume:
In Search of Lost Ti
Publication Date:
20041131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
8.4 x 5.6 x 1.31 in 1.19 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 496 pages Penguin Books - English 9780142437964 Reviews:
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "Indispensable...the crucial modernist work, overtopping the books of even such giants as Joyce and Mann."
"Review" by , "A sensitive and direct translation....Lydia Davis does us a great service in bringing us back to Proust."
"Synopsis" by , New audiences are introduced to what has been called the finest novel of the 20th century with this new translation.
"Synopsis" by ,
The first volume of the greatest novels of the twentieth century in Lydia Davis's masterful translation

Marcel Prousts 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 Prousts masterpiece to new audiences throughout the world, beginning with Lydia Daviss internationally acclaimed translation of the first volume, Swanns Way.

For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

 

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