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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A powertool in the study of the modern arts.
In Search of Lost Time is a very strange experience and not just while your are actually reading it.
I'm not, although I would like to, go into Proust's strange prose style - which admittedly you do get used to after a while, in fact it becomes so normal you find yourself doing it - because I'm not a student of literature and there are others far more eloquent than I...
Published on 28 May 2011 by J. Davis

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1.0 out of 5 stars Buyer Beware
If you are after a Kindle version, then beware of the £0.76 version. It is Proust, but this is not the translation that is implied (Kilmartin/Enright). I suggest you download a sample first because this is an incorrect listing by Amazon in my view. The other Kindle version (£5.50+ as I write) is probably the correct version (again, try a sample).
Published 20 months ago by M. Drugan


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0 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite good, 18 Jan 2013
This is a nice book,although a little bit old but still in quite a good condition and really worth the price!Like it!
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0 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Proud of Proust, 7 Feb 2013
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bought for a present have yet to read it so no idea what its like or whether I would like it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Time waits for no man, 2 Jan 2012
Don't wait! He speaks to the adolescent as much as to the hoary-headed, maybe even more so as the years tend to toughen those they do not destroy, and he is a companion for life. Probably avoid the Lydia Davis version; James Grieve's is incomplete but avoids Scott Moncrieff's Edwardian excesses (Proust had enough of his own). At some stage, and preferably early on, he should be tackled in French, as Kafka should be in German and - well, I'd go for the nonfiction of Umberto Eco, but you can take your pick with that delectable language (Dante? no thanks). Cervantes is unspeakable in any language (Spaniards don't realise because they haven't read him since compulsarily at school)

Other books not to leave till Old Age
Pepys's Diary (Robert and Linnet Latham edited the perfect taster)
Boswell's Johnson and Journals
Montaigne, in the original if poss (it's somewhat archaic)
Swift, Hobbes, Hume... OK, start with Pepys. And Chaucer. Now!!

Not forgetting the Collected Joe Brainard (450 pages - wow!) improbably due from Library of America in the spring
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2 of 26 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars About as bad as it gets, 4 Mar 2009
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Absolutely dreadful book cannot think of anything good to say about it. Awkward disjointed style, surprised there are not three pages devoted to paint drying. One feels no connection with the characters other than possibly distaste. Four or so pages devoted to a ten year old boy machinating on whether he is going to get a good night kiss from Mama. That's about as exciting as it gets.
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1.0 out of 5 stars The Emperor has no clothes, 3 Dec 2012
Like many modern literary novels incredibly badly written and therefore stupifyingly dull.Only the intellectually intimidated fail to realise or acknowledge this as a fact. Once they achieve Sacred Cow status amongst the liberal academic pretentious in-crowd the reputations of writers such as Proust,Joyce and T S Eliot to name just three, become almost impossible to topple.
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