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Remembrance of Things Past: Combray v.1: Combray Vol 1 Hardcover – 7 Jun 2001

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 72 pages
  • Publisher: NBM Publishing Company (7 Jun. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1561632783
  • ISBN-13: 978-1561632787
  • Product Dimensions: 28.6 x 22.3 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,790,300 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Marcel Proust was arguably the 20th century's greatest artist and thinker. The first half of his life he whiled away as a self-conscious aesthete and social climber. The second half he spent in the creation of the mighty autobiographical novel REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST, memorialising his own dandyism and youthful high jinks, even as he revealed their essential hollowness. Upon publication in the 1920s the book scandalised the French establishment, such was its explicitness.


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The translation seems a little stilted at times. But that is my only criticism.

I have been intrigued by Proust's chef-d'oeuvre for some time, but have been somewhat daunted at reading the original in full. This is a delightful introduction. The illustrations are charming and enrich the script. Proust's life and world have been brought to life. I have also purchased the other three volumes so far published. I think a total of twelve are planned.

i know I will ultimately be encouraged to read the original in full. But I shan't let these go. Long live the graphic novel.
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A good English translation of a charming French "Bandes Dessinees" (or what we so wrongly under-appreciate as a 'comic book' ) to add to your cultural capital, whether you are a young thing wanting to know what Proust is all about, or and older thing who's always intended to read him. The drawings are perfectly faithful to the descriptions in the book and retain Proust's gentle humour.
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great idea to present proust in this format. I have read the real thing during summers in the past when stuck on a scottish moor and told to shut up, so it made ME think of times past.
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