In Search of Lost Time, Volume I: Swann's Way (Modern Library Series)

In Search of Lost Time, Volume I: Swann's Way (Modern Library Series)

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In Search of Lost Time Volume I Swann's Way 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Michael_in_Mpls More than 1 year ago
The B&N description quotes Library Journal as saying "Much-honored translator Lydia Davis launches a new rendering of Proust's magisterial A la recherche du temps perdu." That amounts to a claim that THIS is the Lydia Davis translation. It is NOT. This is Enright's revision of Kilmartin's revision of Montcrieff's translation. I would love the new translation on Nook, but this is not it. Barnes & Noble should drop the reference to the Lydia Davis translation from anything except the ones that ARE her translation. (My rating is of the B&N description, not of the work itself.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is supposedly volume 1 of In Search of Lost Time; however, when you download it and open it up, it's actually volume 6. Wait until Random House rectifies this mistake.
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Hi. I think that people become easily discouraged with Proust if they don't know what the books are about. Swann's Way is the introduction to the master plan of Remembrance of Things Past. The keys to the novel involve Proust's humor, his mastery of description and character, and his unexpected changes in characters' behavior, which one can only learn by reading through the entire book. Also, Proust was very concerned with aestheticism. If you really want a good guide to the work, read Shattuck's books on Proust.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Briliantly delicate, Swann's Way deciphers human experiences not usually put into written word. The taste of a cookie can thrill us, Proust teaches. He makes daily experiences unravel into a thrilling and euphoric saga.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was good but was very hard to get into. It wasn't a book that just stood out. It wasn't very special...