Everybody tries to climb Mt.
Proust, though many a stiff body is found on the lower slopes, with the other readers stepping over it gingerly. The art of translation is usually a semi-invisible one, and is generally thought better for being so. One key exception to this rule is C. Scott Moncrieff, Soldier, Spy, and Translator. These men were inside the closet, certainly, but it was a bigger and better panelled one than many before or since—and a closet that big and that well panelled is really more like a private club.
It is good to be reminded, too, that the mood and spirit of the circle was not remotely radical but rather cautiously reactionary and happily militaristic: the alternative to Uranian love was not socialism but Catholicism, of the kind to which Wilde himself succumbed in the end. The link lies in aestheticism: if you live for lovely, the Catholic rite has all others beat. The rules of the game were as complex, to an outsider, as the rules of cricket—but they knew how to play that game, too.
On the other hand, Moncrieff fled to Italy in part because he wanted sex without the police. In a spirit very nearly casual, he interspersed his translations of the later volumes with a great deal of other work. What made his Proust translation so superior—so much so that Joseph Conrad could actually say that he thought Moncrieff was a better translator than Proust was a writer? Moncrieff, though off, is actually on, and on without being too self-consciously poetic in the pursuit. And I say that with a due sense of my doubtless now appearing to empty it into these pages.
What did the stacked boxes and baskets of our youth represent but the boundless fruitage of that more bucolic age of the American world, and what was after all of so strong an assault as the rankness of such a harvest? Il semble que Proust eut le de? Marcel Proust, semble dans cette pre? Introduit dans La Recherche, par le biais des robes du couturier Fortuny offertes a? Albertine par le Narrateur, le peintre ve? Venise a? Venise lors de son premier se? More information about this seller Contact this seller 6. Knopf, London Knopf, London, First edition of Proust's most well-known work.
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Octavo, 11 volumes, original blue cloth with titles to the spine in in gilt. In near fine condition. Translated by C. Scott Moncrieff. An excellent set, rare in this condition. First translated into English by C. Semi-autobiographical, and written in a stream-of-consciousness style, W. Somerset Maugham called it 'the greatest fiction to date'. The first volume was published in Gradually withdrawing from society, Proust worked during the nights and slept during the day until his death in at the age of Graham Greene named Proust, "the greatest novelist of the 20th century.
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Condition: Bien. A la Recherche du Temps Perdu. Paris, More information about this seller Contact this seller Published by Odeon, Prague [Praha] About this Item: Odeon, Prague [Praha], Soft cover. The Czech translation of Proust's masterpiece, complete in original wrappers, with book design by Karel Teige.
With simple designs, distinctive topography and titles printed in red and black, Teige's edition of Proust is a quintessential example of his work and a classic representation of the Czech avant-garde. Praha [Prague]: Odeon, Complete in 15 volumes with the supplement Benjamin Cremieux, Marcel Proust, Octavo, original wrappers in various colors. Owner signatures.
A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu Tome IV: Sodome et Gomorrhe Volumes 1-2 (French Edition)
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