Item description for Swann in Love (Remembrance of Things Past, 2) by Marcel Proust, Neville Jason, J. Otis Powell, Sandy Craner, Michael Klug, John Reisbord & Sylvia Yount...
Swann in Love (Remembrance of Things Past, 2) by Marcel Proust
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Format: Abridged, Audiobook
Studio: Naxos Audiobooks
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 5.5" Height: 5" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 1995
Publisher Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN 9626340568 ISBN13 9789626340561
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More About Marcel Proust, Neville Jason, J. Otis Powell, Sandy Craner, Michael Klug, John Reisbord & Sylvia Yount
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.
Marcel Proust lived in Auteuil. Marcel Proust was born in 1871 and died in 1922.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Swann in Love (Remembrance of Things Past, 2)?
Swann in Love Jul 15, 2007
The CD of the abridgment is well produced, and the narrator excellent. Unfortunately for me I found that Proust is just not to my taste.
An excellent reading of the second half of Swann's Way. Dec 3, 2001
I bought this 3-disk set because, frankly, I couldn't imagine how anyone could pull off a reading of Proust's verbose and complex style. I was more than pleasantly surprised: Neville Jason does a fantastic job. His voice is polished and not overly dramatic; his phrasing shows a real understanding of both Proust's meaning and how best to convey orally his long sentences with all their long interpolations. The abridgment (which, according to the liner notes, was also done by Mr. Jason) is very sensitive to the original and retained far more of it than I thought was possible in a three-hour set. Period music is included, briefly and effectively, in the background. Since "Swann in Love" is more-or-less a self-contained novella within the great Recherche, this audio book would be an excellent way to get one's feet wet with Proust. My only caveat is that, Proust being, to say the least, a dense writer, this is not the kind of audio book that one can fully comprehend while doing something else. Just put your feet up and listen.