Swann's Way
by Marcel Proust;C Scott Kilmartin TerenceMoncrieff (9780679600053)

Swann's Way
 
Marcel Proust;C Scott Kilmartin TerenceMoncrieff
Release Date: 05 September 1992
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 640
Category: Literary
ISBN: 9780679600053
ISBN-10: 0679600051



"The transmutation of sensation into sentiment, the ebb tide of memory, waves of emotion such as desire, jealousy, and artistic euphoria--this is the material of this enormous and yet singularly light and translucid work."
--VLADIMIR NABOKOV

In the overture to "Swann's Way," the themes of the whole of "In Search of Lost Time" are introduced, and the narrator's childhood in Paris and Combray is recalled, most memorably in the evocation of the famous maternal good-night kiss. The recollection of the narrator's love for Swann's daughter Gilberte leads to an account of Swann's passion for Odette and the rise of the nouveaux riches Verdurins.
The final volume of a new, definitive text of "A la recherche du temps perdu" was published by the Bibliotheque de la Pleiade in 1989. 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 French editions.

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