This Norton Critical Edition is based on C. K. Scott Moncrieff's translation, which introduced the English-speaking world to Proust and was published during the author's lifetime. It is accompanied by Susanna Lee's introduction, note on the text, and explanatory annotations. Marcel Proust was forty-two years old when Swann's Way was published, but its foundational ideas and general shape had been evolving for decades. "Contexts" includes a 1912 reader's report of the manuscript that exemplifies publishers' complicated reactions to Proust's new form of writing. Also included are three important post-publication reviews of the novel, by Elie-Joseph Bois, Lucien Daudet, and Paul Souday, as well as Andre Arnyvelde's 1913 interview with Proust. The fourteen critical essays and interpretations of Swann's Way in this volume speak to the novel's many facets-from the musical to the artistic to its representations of Judaism and homosexuality.
Marcel Proust (1871-1922) was a French novelist, critic, and essayist best known for his monumental In Search of Lost Time, which was published in seven parts between 1913 and 1927. His writings were published in numerous literary magazines, including Le Mensuel and La Revue Blanche.
Pub Date: 2020
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