The Captive: In Search of Lost Time. Vol. 5

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9780099425137: The Captive: In Search of Lost Time. Vol. 5

Harold Pinter's adaptation of Proust's famous novel and based on The Proust Screenplay by the same author.

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Marcel Proust whiled away the first half of his life as a self-conscious aesthete and social climber. The second half he spent in the creation of the mighty roman-fleuve that is Remembrance of Things Past, memorializing his own dandyism and parvenu hijinks even as he revealed their essential hollowness. Proust begins, of course, at the beginning--with the earliest childhood perceptions and sorrows. Then, over several thousand pages, he retraces the course of his own adolescence and adulthood, democratically dividing his experiences among the narrator and a sprawling cast of characters. Who else has ever decanted life into such ornate, knowing, wrought-iron sentences? Who has subjected love to such merciless microscopy, discriminating between the tiniest variations of desire and self-delusion? Who else has produced a grief-stricken record of time's erosion that can also make you laugh for entire pages? The answer to all these questions is: nobody.

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Marcel Proust
Published by Vintage (2001)
ISBN 10: 0099425130 ISBN 13: 9780099425137
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