Swann's Way (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century Series)

Swann's Way (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century Series)

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Swann's Way (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century Series) by Marcel Proust, C. K. Scott-Moncrieff

Sodom and Gomorrah opens a new phase of In Search of Lost Time. While watching the pollination of the Duchess de Guer-mantes’s orchid, the narrator secretly observes a sexual encounter between two men. “Flower and plant have no conscious will,” Samuel Beckett wrote of Proust’s representation of sexuality. “They are shameless, exposing their genitals. And so in a sense are Proust’s men and women . . . shameless. There is no question of right and wrong.”
For this authoritative English-language edition, D. J. Enright has revised the late Terence Kilmartin’s acclaimed reworking of C. K. Scott Moncrieff’s translation to take into account the new definitive French editions of Á la recherché du temps perdu (the final volume of these new editions was published by the Bibliothèque de la Pléiade in 1989).

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140283266
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date: 05/01/1999
Series: In Search of Lost Time Series
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 5.62(w) x 8.36(h) x 1.15(d)

About the Author

Marcel Proust was born in Paris in 1871. He studied law at the Sorbonne but was drawn to writing, and published his first work in 1896. After the death of his parents in the early 1900s he gradually withdrew from society, eventually spending the majority of his time in his cork-lined bedroom. In Search of Lost Time is his major work, developed during the last decade of his life. He died in 1922.

Date of Birth:

July 10, 1871

Date of Death:

November 18, 1922

Place of Birth:

Auteuil, near Paris, France

Place of Death:

Paris, France

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Swann's Way 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
222B More than 1 year ago
This edition is a crime.  Seriously.  If you love books, don't buy this.  FInd a used copy from a REAL publisher. This book appears to be an OCR scan of another edition or someone dumped a edition for e-readers into a text file and printed it.  That someone is selling for their own profit (B&N?  Care to chime in?)  The book is typeset using block paragraphs which is hideous.  Strange recurring typos. DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What can be say for this book that has not already been say? I add this new translation is very fine for the English ear and will be a very fine introducion to many wishing to begin Proust but do not have learned French.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If there is a better book to read on a desert island then tell me. This book is meant to be read leisurely and slowly. Its prose produces a hypnotic effect with its elaborate detail. You will never see love treated in a more delicate but at the same time more analytical manner. The detail can get a little overwhelming at times but in the end its worth it. this book is not for the casual reader. I would not say it was the greatest book I have ever read but maybe i'll change my mind after I read the other volumes.
Paul_L_Ness More than 1 year ago
Among the greatest works in the history of literature, it sits on my shortest bookshelf with Baudelaire, Goethe, Homer, D.F. Wallace, Dostoevsky, Durell.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My teacher said this is an amazing book with great details and it feels like your in a dream i dont have a dought that im not going to mind spending money on this book : )
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