In Search of Lost Time: Time Regained AND a Guide to Proust v. 6: Time Regained and a Guide to Proust

In Search of Lost Time: Time Regained AND a Guide to Proust v. 6: Time Regained and a Guide to Proust

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By (author) Marcel Proust, Translated by C. K. Scott-Moncrieff, Translated by Terence Kilmartin, Translated by D. J. Enright

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  • Publisher: VINTAGE
  • Format: Paperback | 704 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 194mm x 48mm | 581g
  • Publication date: 16 December 1996
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0099362716
  • ISBN 13: 9780099362715
  • Sales rank: 54,840

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This is the acclaimed fully revised edition of the Scott Moncrieff and Kilmartin translation. "Time Regained" begins in the bleak and uncertain years of World War I. Years later, after the war's end, Proust's narrator returns to Paris and reflects on time, reality, jealousy, artistic creation, and the raw material of literature - his past life. This edition includes the indispensable "A Guide to Proust", compiled by Terence Kilmartin and revised by Joanna Kilmartin.

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Author information

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.

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"As close to being a definitive version of the great novel as we are likely to get" Scotsman "Sublime... In Proust's interweaving of romantic delusions, the glory of the descriptions, as the narrator strives to recapture the past, redeems everyone" -- John Updike "The way he replicates the workings of the mind changed the art of novel-writing forever...his style is extraordinary, enveloping, captivating" Guardian "Proust isn't just the most profound of novelists, but the most entertaining, too. No reader ever forgets his most killingly funny scenes... Proust sinks deepest in readers because the book is so exhaustively analytical, so ceaselessly truthful. Not the least of it is the book's heavenly length, so that it inevitably takes over your life for a long stretch... the experience of reading it becomes, in itself, an unforgettable thing" Independent "Surely the greatest novelist of the 20th century" Sunday Telegraph

Editorial reviews

People think they don't need to bother with Proust. They know about the madeleine, they know it's about remembering the past, they know that not much happens and they know it's 3000 pages long. People speak about getting to the end of it in the same way as they talk of climbing Everest or running the marathon - but this is all wrong. It's not hard to read and gathers you up in its momentum. It is also horribly funny, heartbreaking, beautifully observed and intelligent with a clarity that makes you feel intelligent as well. (Kirkus UK)