Thursday, July 24, 2014

'For a long time I went to bed early'

One of my obsessions (I have many, but most of them are harmless) is A la recherche du temps perdu, the greatest novel of all time. I read the old Scott Moncrieff translations twice, the second time aloud to Sally. Then I read the "Penguin Proust" as translated by six authors in three countries. Then I read the Improved Scott Moncrieff from Modern Library. And now I see that I am in for another bout! Yale University Press has released Swann's Way, edited and annotated by the Proust scholar William Carter, and promises a volume to follow every year.

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