Swann's Way

By Marcel Proust, Lydia Davis (translator), Christopher Prendergast (editor)

Book cover of Swann's Way: In Search of Lost Time, Vol. 1

Book description

Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time is one of the most entertaining reading experiences in any language and arguably the finest novel of the twentieth century. But since its original prewar translation there has been no completely new version in English. Now, Penguin Classics brings Proust’s masterpiece to new…

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1 author picked Swann's Way as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Where to begin? Proust’s gigantic masterpiece is the proverbial gift that keeps giving, none more so than in its explication and then repeated “demonstration” of the very thing it describes, the sensory triggers of what Proust calls involuntary memory but that here become the emotional propulsion for this book about writing the very beautiful book (or books—it comes in six volumes) you are reading.

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