DOC Ñ READER Chasing Lost Time ☆ Hardcover Ê JEAN FINDLAY

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[Read] ➫ Chasing Lost Time Author Jean Findlay – Srl-ltd.co.uk The first ever biography of the man who made Proust a legend his celebrated translator CK Scott Moncrieff      CK Scott Moncrieff's translation of Proust's A La Recherche du Temps Perdu was firstRead Chasing Lost Time Author Jean Findlay Srl ltdcouk The first ever biography of the man who made Proust a legend his celebrated translator CK Scott Moncrieff      CK Scott Moncrieff's translation of Proust's A La Recherche du Temps Perdu was first The first ever biography of the man who made Proust a legend his celebrated translator CK Scott Moncrieff      CK Scott Moncrieff's translation of Proust's Chasing Lost PDF or A La Recherche du Temps Perdu was first published in

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English in It was hailed as 'nothing less than extraordinary' and was the beginning of a work for Scott Moncrieff that would exhaust and consume him leading to his early death at the age of just forty Joseph Conrad told Scott Moncrieff 'I was interested and fascinated by your rendering than by Proust's creation' and to many Scott Moncrieff is credited as the man who brought Proust to popular attention and wide acclaim to be hailed as a genius     From the outside an enigma Scott Moncrieff left a trail of writings

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Chasing Lost TimeWhich tell his story poems journalism stories and thousands of personal letters A decorated war hero his letters home are an unusual take on day to day life on the front Described as 'offensively brave' he was severely injured in his legs in and convalescing in London he became a lynchpin of literary society friends with Robert Graves and Noel Coward enemies with Siegfried Sassoon and in love with Wilfred Owen Later as a spy in the s he sent reports on Mussolini's regime that would inform Britain's hidden war with Italy

10 Comments on "DOC Ñ READER Chasing Lost Time ☆ Hardcover Ê JEAN FINDLAY"

  • Jim Coughenour

    DOC Ñ READER Chasing Lost Time ☆ Hardcover Ê JEAN FINDLAY Chasing Lost TimeEven after reading all of Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu in both the Modern Library and Penguin editions it never occurred to me to wonder much about CK Scott Moncrieff the first translator of Proust's long novel into English until I came across an admiring review of this book in the Economist There's no telling when this book will be published in the US so I ordered it from the UK without regretMoncrieff was a man of many parts all or less delightful not only the soldier spy and translator of the subtitle but a generous family man a promiscuous homosexual and a converted Catholic as well a phrase I just copied from Sam Taylor's review And he's lucky to have as his first biographer Jean Findlay his great great niece a distant recipient of his generosity a gift she fully repays She presents Moncrieff with all his foibles which is also to say with all his charmMoncrieff was one of those public school educated corps of gallant young men who marched off to the fields of Fland


  • Roxana Russo

    DOC Ñ READER Chasing Lost Time ☆ Hardcover Ê JEAN FINDLAY Chasing Lost TimeAs a passionate reader of Proust I anticipated the translator's biography for several months; my long wait was not to be a disappointment I found it impossible to put the book down once it arrived Were it not for the exigencies of life I would surely have finished it on one sitting The work is beautifully written at times poignant charming amusing and very entertaining The research is superb and


  • The American Conservative

    DOC Ñ READER Chasing Lost Time ☆ Hardcover Ê JEAN FINDLAY Chasing Lost TimeIn all Scott Moncrieff was a remarkable figure He was a man of great talent and humility devoting himself to a role that is often viewed as of secondary importance in the literary world Yet without him or with a less talented translator it is likely that Proust would not have had the effect he did on modern literature The story of great literature is than just that of genius itself For every Johnson there must be a Boswell For Proust it was Charles Kenneth Scott MoncrieffMicah Mattix reviews


  • Laura

    DOC Ñ READER Chasing Lost Time ☆ Hardcover Ê JEAN FINDLAY Chasing Lost TimeThe Double Life of Proust Translator CK Scott MoncrieffProust’s English translator was also a spy according to a new biography ‘Chasing Lost Time’


  • Sophie

    DOC Ñ READER Chasing Lost Time ☆ Hardcover Ê JEAN FINDLAY Chasing Lost TimeWhen researching which Proust translation to read I came across a New Yorker article about this book and my interest was piued Especially by this sentence “It occasionally makes one wish that the old form of the brief life would come back into fashion Moncrieff was an interesting man who led an exceptional life but he was not that interesting nor that exceptional” As it turns out that statement is pretty accurate Moncrieff apart from being a translator was also a soldier during the first World War and a spy in fascist Italy and it turns out he slept with a friend of EM Forster and one of his closest friends was Vyvyan Holland the son of Oscar Wilde So there were many threads of other interests of mine coming together and you do get a sense of the time and his life but it


  • Nick Smith

    DOC Ñ READER Chasing Lost Time ☆ Hardcover Ê JEAN FINDLAY Chasing Lost TimeI came to this book by hearing Jean Findlay speak on NPR and by reading a review in The New Yorker which I subscribe to I must say that I was not daunted that my Library did not have it I live in Tennessee and the copy that I


  • Lee Paris

    DOC Ñ READER Chasing Lost Time ☆ Hardcover Ê JEAN FINDLAY Chasing Lost TimeI'd always imagined Scott Moncrieff as a fusty old professorial type alone in his study Proust in one hand and his FrenchEnglish dictionary in the other Then I encountered his formal portrait where he is a depicted as dare I say a cute young guy dressed in the uniform of the King's Own Scottish Borderers in which is


  • Helen

    DOC Ñ READER Chasing Lost Time ☆ Hardcover Ê JEAN FINDLAY Chasing Lost TimeEnjoyed this very much I'm afraid I picked this book up for the ignoble reason of having once vaguely known some Scott Moncrieffs but I knew very little about this particular member of the family I haven't read his tran


  • Michael Ritchie

    DOC Ñ READER Chasing Lost Time ☆ Hardcover Ê JEAN FINDLAY Chasing Lost TimeWell written and researched bio of the man best known as first translator of Proust's Remembrance of Things Past a title which Proust did not care for The subtitle is a little misleading in order importance it should be translator soldier spy His wartim


  • Kaisha

    DOC Ñ READER Chasing Lost Time ☆ Hardcover Ê JEAN FINDLAY Chasing Lost TimeAn amazing dive into the life of a brilliant man who until now I only knew as Proust's translator This biography was a wonderful insight into a whole generation of literati that lived or didn't through the Great War and the seriousness with which they approached literature and art I fe