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Swann , please sign up. Answered Questions I'm a Tolstoy. If this is for Joyce readers I might as well quit now. Leanne Kidd For me, it has been the opposite experience. What can happen, if you allow it, is you …more For me, it has been the opposite experience. What can happen, if you allow it, is you get lulled into a kind of meditation, lost with him in his thought world.
And once you emerge, if you have paid close attention without having expectations of how and what should happen next, you will feel like you have been on a journey with a dear friend. Advice, only read this book when you have uninterrupted, quiet time. Allow yourself to get gently lost with no time or particular place to go to that is, do not try to predict the way you want a story theme to unfold. Notice how one thought can lead into another, and another, and then he often returns so as to not leave us hanging.
I feel that he is reflecting on the way our minds naturally wander. Go with him. Be there. You may find that it is the best book you have ever read. Also, the interpretation is important. Orinoco Womble tidy bag and all French is closer to Spanish than it is to English, linguistically, so I'd go with Spanish. I'm listening to the English audiobook and thinking I shoul …more French is closer to Spanish than it is to English, linguistically, so I'd go with Spanish. I'm listening to the English audiobook and thinking I should have tried either French or Spanish.
Kumari de Silva Try Lydia Davis version first. Moncrieff is the standard, for many years the only translation available - but because it is older, you may find it a l …more Try Lydia Davis version first. Moncrieff is the standard, for many years the only translation available - but because it is older, you may find it a little more old fashion in word choice and thus harder to read less. Is book can already translated with properly or not?
Though I doubt the translation could be that bad, it seems a dichotomy in understanding the path of Proust's prose would defy enjoyment of it all in the first place.
I read a little bit of the beginning in French and her transl …more The new Lydia Davis translation put out by Penguin is very close to the original French. I read a little bit of the beginning in French and her translation was pretty word for word. How do you pronounce 'Swann'? Rog I pronounce it 'Swan'. Load 5 more questions. Unanswered Questions 7. A question for my fellow Proustian's out there: why did Swann marry Odette, given that he became aware of her various affairs and dishonesty, and seemed to resent her by the end of the courtship?
There must be something significant in the fact that Proust omits an explanation of something so large, when he provides such lengthy explanations of the tiniest trivialities!
OK, I'm late to this, but I'm going to read Proust's magnum opus I have a question tho, I've been browsing Amazon Kindle site and it seems like the reviews are all cut and pasted for the different versions. And, given these are sometimes different translations, it makes it very hard to decide which book to buy! Can anyone help me with some recommendations about where to start?
If I wanna read this novel do I need to read the whole volume or just the first one?? Load 2 more questions. Ask and answer questions about books! Welcome back. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
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See Featured Authors Answering Questions. Questions About In cautarea timpului pierdut. Swann by Marcel Proust. To ask other readers questions about In cautarea timpului pierdut. Swann , please sign up. Answered Questions I'm a Tolstoy.
It is considered to be his most prominent work, known both for its length and its theme of involuntary memory , the most famous example being the "episode of the madeleine " which occurs early in the first volume. It gained fame in English in translations by C. Enright adopted it for his revised translation published in In Search of Lost Time follows the narrator's recollections of childhood and experiences into adulthood during late 19th century to early 20th century aristocratic France, while reflecting on the loss of time and lack of meaning to the world. Proust continued to work on it until his final illness in the autumn of forced him to break off. Proust established the structure early on, but even after volumes were initially finished he kept adding new material and edited one volume after another for publication. The last three of the seven volumes contain oversights and fragmentary or unpolished passages, as they existed only in draft form at the death of the author; the publication of these parts was overseen by his brother Robert.