The LRB Podcast
The LRB Podcast
The London Review of Books
Proust in English
46 minutes Posted Jan 10, 2024 at 3:53 am.
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Did the foundational event of Proust’s great novel really happen? Michael Wood talks to Tom about several English translations of In Search of Lost Time, old and new, and what they reveal about different ways of reading the novel. If the dipping of the madeleine in his tea conjures an overwhelming memory of the narrator’s childhood, it is also a challenge to the conscious mind, a product of chance that Proust suggests might easily not have occurred at all.

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