In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower

In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower

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Readers and reviewers in the United Kingdom have hailed the new translations of Proust as a major literary event. Soon to appear in the United States, Swann’s Way, along with the second volume of In Search of Lost Time, In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower, will introduce a new century of American readers to the literary riches of Proust. These superb editions—the first completely new translation of Proust’s novel since the 1920s—bring us a more comic and lucid Proust than English readers have previously been able to enjoy.In the Shadow of Young Girls in Floweris a spectacular dissection of male and female adolescence, charged with the narrator’s memories of Paris and the Normandy seaside. In it, Proust introduces some of his greatest comic inventions. As a meditation on different forms of love, In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flowerhas no equal.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2004
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780670032778
0670032778
Branch Call Number: F Pro
Additional Contributors: Grieve, James 1934-

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Feb 12, 2018

"The chain of past days runs through the memory, which only holds fast to the nearest end of it, and the metal of which this end is forged is often very different from the metal of the earlier links, which have already slipped away into the dark; in our journey through life, the only country the mid sees as real is the one in which we live during the present instant."
Volume two of Proust's massive, exhausting 7 volume novel "In Search of Lost Time." Honestly, I don't know if Proust knew what an editor was. It runs 4,000 pages. 4,000 pages! That is long AF. But I feel now that I've started it I have to finish it. There are some moments of beauty, but it is a long slog.

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