Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust
Volume I - Swann's Way & Within a Budding Grove (Vintage)

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Here are the first two volumes of Proust’s monumental achievement, Swann’s Way and Within a Budding Grove. The famous overture to Swann's Way sets down the grand themes that govern In Search of Lost Time: as the narrator recalls his childhood in Paris and Combray, exquisite memories, long since passed—his mother’s good-night kiss, the water lilies on the Vivonne, his love for Swann’s daughter Gilberte—spring vividly into being. In Within a Budding Grove—which won the Prix Goncourt in 1919, bringing the author instant fame—the narrator turns from his childhood recollections and begins to explore the memories of his adolescence. As his affections for Gilberte grow dim, the narrator discovers a new object of attention in the bright-eyed Albertine. Their encounters unfold by the shores of Balbec. One of the great works of Western literature, now in the new definitive French Pleiade edition translated by C.K. Scott Moncrieff and Terence Kilmartin.

 

About Marcel Proust

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Marcel Proust was born in the Parisian suburb of Auteuil on July 10, 1871. He began work on In Search of Lost Time sometime around 1908, and the first volume, Swann’s Way, was published in 1913. In 1919 the second volume, Within a Budding Grove, won the Goncourt Prize, bringing Proust great and instantaneous fame. Two subsequent installments—The Guermantes Way (1920–21) and Sodom and Gomorrah (1921)—appeared in his lifetime. The remaining volumes were published following Proust’s death on November 18, 1922: The Captive in 1923, The Fugitive in 1925, and Time Regained in 1927.
 
Published January 11, 2012 by Vintage. 1058 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels. Fiction

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A reader who wants a poet's personal approach to Proust with all the quirkiness of an emotional view should look at Howard Moss' study, while a serious scholar might look at the recent works of Gilles Deleuze and other French critics.

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Everyone here has little dot eyes and dash mouths, a visual homage to Herge’s Tintin that makes no sense, shatters our feel for the period, and cheapens the intensity of Proust’s internalized narrative.

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Another wreath of laurel is voted to Random House for this beautiful four volume edition of the works of Marcel Proust, an outstanding piece of book-making, and a welcome addition to any library which considers itself representative of the best in modern literature.

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Heuet's comics interpretation of Proust's classic caused such an uproar among French critics that it garnered a front-page story in the New York Times.

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It took Proust 14 years to complete his loosely autobiographical seven-volume novel, Remembrance of Things Past , but it has taken Heuet more than nine years to finish even a third of this most ambitious project: adapting Proust's entire 3,000 page magnum opus into the comics medium.

Nov 19 2007 | Read Full Review of Remembrance of Things Past: V...

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This slim book is the third volume published to date in St‚phane Heuet's witty and surprising graphic novel treatment of Proust's masterpiece.

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It's not often that I come away from a movie feeling mesmerized solely because of the way it evokes a bygone period of history, but Patrice Chéreau's Gabrielle had that mysteriously exhilarating effect.

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