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I have purchased the Modern Library version where I will post this review, but my second reading will also use Montcrieff's translation.
Proust has created a vast portrait gallery of characters, each one vividly imagined, and it is the interactions amongst them that provide the work's funniest moments.
I began reading it fifteen years ago, and read Swann's Love several times before finally getting a one volume omnibus and reading the whole thing.
"The past is never dead. It's not even past." William Faulkner.
Marcel takes about 3,500 pages to say the same thing. Thank goodness.
I started reading this recently. I began with the older translation by Moncrieff, but that was like wading through sludge. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Jacob M.
I know many will disagree with me but I actually prefer this updated and revised edition of the Moncrieff translation to the new ones being released by Penguin. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Chathan Vemuri
Stick with Moncrief original translation except for Past Recaptured where Mayor is the only other translator to equal Moncrief. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very beautiful book. Completely satisfied. Fair warning: some sections require a second reading beacuse Proust has a complicated style. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Joshua Simeona
Three days ago I finished reading Proust's In Search of Lost Time. Today I will begin my second reading. That's the best recommendation I can give. Read morePublished 8 months ago by David Holmes