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In Search Of Lost Time, Vol 4


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'As close to being a definitive English version of the great novel as we are likely to get. This new edition will serve to introduce new generations of readers to what Somerset Maugham rightly described as the greatest novelof our century'. Allan Massie, SCOTSMAN

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Marcel Proust was born in Auteuil in 1871. In his twenties he became a conspicuous society figure, frequenting the most fashionable Paris salons of the day. After 1889, however, his suffering from chronic asthma, the death of his parents and his growing disillustionment with humanity caused him to lead an increasingly retired life. He slept by day and worked by night, writing letters and devoting himself to the completion of A la recherche du temps perdu. He died in 1922 before publication of the last three volumes of his great life's work.


In this fourth volume of his epic, Remembrance of Things Past, Proust examines and explores homosexuality in early 20th-century French society. While self-identified as a homosexual, Proust was always careful to define his narrator (and alter ego) in his writings as a heterosexual observer. Still, his great interest, compassion, and understanding of the double-faced lifestyle required of homosexuals of his milieu are beautifully detailed here. Neville Jason, well known for interpreting previous Proust recordings, is once again reading from the 1922 Scott Moncrieff translation. VERDICT Although this program is well done, why not record the newer and well-received John Sturrock translation for a different take on the story? Recommended for individuals interested in early 20th-century classic fiction with a lot of time to listen.-I. Pour-El, Des Moines Area Technical Coll., Boone, IA (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

"A giant miniature, full of images, of superimposed gardens, of games conducted between space and time" -- Jean Cocteau
"One of the cornerstones of the Western literary canon" * The Times *
"Proust isn't just the most profound of novelists, but the most entertaining, too" * Independent *
"The way he replicates the workings of the mind changed the art of novel-writing forever...his style is extraordinary, enveloping, captivating" * Guardian *

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