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excellent translation for such a masterpiece,
This review is from: In Search Of Lost Times Volume 1: v. 1 (Everyman's Library Classics) (Hardcover)
Marcel Proust is an unsurpassed observer of human nature, many will identify with his remarks. Different people will see reflections of themselves in different passages, Proust's writting makes everybody feel as if looking in the mirror and you will have an altered perception of yourself after reading the "Search of lost time". This book is also a unique opportunity to be introduced to some of the greatest works of art of the western civilization through the way that the author experiences them and reconstructs them in his everyday life. This is applied art and it is one of Proust's gifts. The other is that he will make you feel happy for being alive, his attitude towards life is so positive, what a pleasure-seeking and fun-loving person that he was. He transmits that through his art.
I recommend this edition of Proust, the translation is of very high standards. I believe that the complexity of the author's sentences and his challenging syntax are allowed to shine. Amazing manipulation of language, Proust was an extraordinarily educated man and the words chosen by Moncrieff and Kilmartin are so special, again they allow the airy and higly elaborated writing of Proust to manifest itself.
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Initial post: 23 Feb 2011 12:44:57 GMT
Great review. Your love of this book shines through. I'm excited about reading Proust now!
In reply to an earlier post on 24 Feb 2011 18:33:12 GMT
Many thanks for your comment and I wish you to enjoy the book
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