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In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower

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Sep. 4th, 2004 | 07:30 pm
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While I was in Costa Rica I read the new translation of In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower the second book of Proust's In Search of Lost Time. This is the third time I've tried to finish this book. I do believe that this translation was instrumental in helping me to finish. There was much more I started to appreciate in this translation by Lydia Davis. When I attempted this book before I was amused by the society pretensions and thought that his reactions and appreciation of art were the best described and of course I was very interested in romances. Maybe reading this three times is the way to do things. Today I started The Guermantes Way translated by someone entirely different. I shall see if I like this translator.

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Big Man Tabasco Sauce

From: marty_mcfly
Date: Sep. 15th, 2004 01:39 pm (UTC)

Hi. I noticed that you have "The New Yorker" listed as an interest. I recently started a community for fans of the magazine. We'll be discussing articles in the magazine, as well as on the website, the authors, related events, etc. Feel free to join.


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