Remembrance of Things Past: Volume 2

Remembrance of Things Past Volume Proust s masterpiece is one of the seminal works of the twentieth century recording its narrator s experiences as he grows up falls in love and lives through the First World War A profound reflectio

  • Title: Remembrance of Things Past: Volume 2
  • Author: Marcel Proust
  • ISBN: 9780241205945
  • Page: 381
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Proust s masterpiece is one of the seminal works of the twentieth century, recording its narrator s experiences as he grows up, falls in love and lives through the First World War A profound reflection on art, time, memory, self and loss, it is often viewed as the definitive modern novel C K Scott Moncrieff s famous translation from the 1920s is today regarded as a claProust s masterpiece is one of the seminal works of the twentieth century, recording its narrator s experiences as he grows up, falls in love and lives through the First World War A profound reflection on art, time, memory, self and loss, it is often viewed as the definitive modern novel C K Scott Moncrieff s famous translation from the 1920s is today regarded as a classic in its own right and is now available in three volumes in Penguin Classics This second volume includes The Guermantes Way and Cities of the Plain Proust was born in Auteuil, France in 1871 He began writing his masterpiece, la recherche du temps perdu, in 1909, and worked on it until his death in 1922, following several years of poor health during which he had been confined to his bedroom Charles Kenneth Scott Moncrieff was born in Scotland in 1889 and served on the Western Front in the First World War, where he was seriously injured at the Battle of Arras In 1922, he started work on his famous translation of Proust s novel, taking his English title from Shakespeare s Sonnet 30 He was still translating the novel at the time of his death in Rome in 1930 Scott Moncrieff s volumes belong to that special category of translations which are themselves literary masterpieces his book is one of those translations, such as the Authorized Version of the Bible itself, which can never be displaced A N Wilson For the reader wishing to tackle Proust your guide must be C K Scott Moncrieff There are some who believe his headily perfumed translation of la recherche du temps perdu conjures Belle poque France vividly even than the original Telegraph I was interested and fascinated by your rendering than by Proust s creation Joseph Conrad to Scott Moncrieff

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    1. In this second volume of Proust's masterpiece we are treated to, "The Guermantes Way," and "Cities of the Plain." As I mentioned in my review of the first volume, this Penguin clothbound edition of the Moncrieff translation is the one to get: beautifully bound, sturdy, high-quality, and very affordable.Anyway, the examination of sense-memory continues however in these two volumes there is more of a dissection of the minutiae of social dynamics between the ruling class, the wealthy, and the intel [...]

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