THE ACCLAIMED FULLY REVISED EDITION OF THE SCOTT MONCRIEFF AND KILMARTIN TRANSLATION
In the two novels - The Captive and The Fugitive - contained in this volume, Proust's narrator is living in his mother's apartment in Paris with his lover, Albertine. However, this is far from an idyllic state of affairs. His obsessive love for her means that their relationship is shadowed by jealousy and headed for tragedy.
One of the cornerstones of the Western literary canon
Proust sinks deepest in readers because the book is so exhaustively analytical, so ceaselessly truthful... The experience of reading [the book] becomes, in itself, an unforgettable thing
The way he replicates the workings of the mind changed the art of novel-writing forever...his style is extraordinary, enveloping, captivating
There are many who swear the experience has permanently enriched their lives
Proust's madeleine has slipped into common parlance as it did his tea. But what are we missing when we cite the famous literary device?