Within a Budding Grove (In Search of Lost Time, #2)
First published in 1919, Within a Budding Grove was awarded the Prix Goncourt, bringing the author immediate fame. In this second volume of In Search of Lost Time, the narrator turns from the childhood reminiscences of Swann’s Way to memories of his adolescence. Having gradually become... show more
First published in 1919, Within a Budding Grove was awarded the Prix Goncourt, bringing the author immediate fame. In this second volume of In Search of Lost Time, the narrator turns from the childhood reminiscences of Swann’s Way to memories of his adolescence. Having gradually become indifferent to Swann’s daughter Gilberte, the narrator visits the seaside resort of Balbec with his grandmother and meets a new object of attention—Albertine, “a girl with brilliant, laughing eyes and plump, matt cheeks.”For this authoritative English-language edition, D. J. Enright has revised the late Terence Kilmartin’s acclaimed reworking of C. K. Scott Moncrieff’s translation to take into account the new definitive French editions of Á la recherché du temps perdu (the final volume of these new editions was published by the Bibliothèque de la Pléiade in 1989).
Publish date: November 3rd 1998
Publisher: Modern Library
Pages no: 749
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Literary Fiction
, 20th Century
, French Literature
Series: À la recherche du temps perdu (#2)
--Within a Budding Grove (In Search of Lost Time Volume II)NotesAddendaSynopsis
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I have thought long and hard about this review and the last thing I want to do is damn this work with faint praise. So I'll make a few observations instead.Obsession continues to be the mainstay of in this volume The first half of the book is the Narrator with his obsession with Gilberte which is un...