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In Search of Lost Time: The Way by Swann's: The Way by Swann's Vol 1 (In Search of Lost Time 1)
In Search of Lost Time: The Way by Swann's: The Way by Swann's Vol 1 (In Search of Lost Time 1)
by Marcel Proust
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Some lost time reading previous translations enjoyably regained, 1 Aug 2011
I am dependent on English translations for reading works originally in French. Given the turgid, convoluted, over literal translations of Proust that I am used to, Lydia Davis' production is a joy to read. She manages to convey the huge range of emotion and shades of meaning necessary when translating Proust; very lucid. She also demonstrates the importance of the translator not only for making works available to other language speakers but also for making a work live on accommodating changes in the target language.The notes are really helpful. I would live to read further volumes translated by her whilst realising that they may produce rather different translation problems. All in all (something I did not think I would say about Proust, a gripping read.


Casio MQ-24-7BLL Mens Analogue Resin Strap watch
Casio MQ-24-7BLL Mens Analogue Resin Strap watch
Price: 5.91

5.0 out of 5 stars A watch to watch, 19 July 2010
This watch is very light to wear and reliable.It has a clear face and numbers. It does what some want a watch to do which is to tell the time. As it's actually water resistant as well I'm delighted with it. Will try to remember not to take it scuba diving though if I forget and it stops working, buying another won't break the bank!


The Impact of the European Convention on Human Rights on Russian Law: Legislation and Application in 1996-2006 (Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society 45)
The Impact of the European Convention on Human Rights on Russian Law: Legislation and Application in 1996-2006 (Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society 45)
by Francoise Hampson
Edition: Paperback
Price: 19.23

4.0 out of 5 stars The Impact of the European Convention on Human Rights on Russian Law, 16 Mar 2009
The Impact of the European Convention on Human Rights on Russian Law: Legislation and Application in 1996-2006 (Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society 45)

The author, Anton Burkov, has experience of Russian, North American and English Law. He is in a unique position to be able to explain why the convention has had such a meagre effect in Russia and makes well thought out suggestions for putting things right. His book offers a rare insight into how the Russian legal system is structured and works. Whether the fundamental thrust of the Russian political system will allow meaningful reform in the foreseeable future is another question but perhaps that is outside the author's remit though I was left with questions as to what the European Court/Council of Ministers has done to ameliorate the situation.
The work could have benefited from thorough editorial revision because the English is awkward in places betraying the style of the source language. There however is a wealth of references to useful sources both in book form and on the internet.


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