Within a Budding Grove

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Sprache - Englisch

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Within a Budding Grove beautifully examines the complex adolescent relationships that the unnamed young narrator begins to witness all around him, including the first pangs of love and the ardent adolescent desires. But most importantly it explores the unbridgeable gap between childhood innocence and the disappointment of adulthood. The novel was scheduled to be published in 1914 but was delayed by the onset of World War I. When published, the novel was awarded the Prix Goncourt in 1919. "My mother, when it was a question of our having M. de Norpois to dinner for the first time, having expressed her regret that Professor Cottard was away from home, and that she herself had quite ceased to see anything of Swann, since either of these might have helped to entertain the old Ambassador . . ." Marcel Proust (1871–1922) was a French novelist, critic, and essayist best known for his monumental novel À la Recherche du Temps Perdu (1913-1927). He is considered by English critics and writers to be one of the most influential authors of the 20th century. Charles Kenneth Scott Moncrieff (1889–1930) was a Scottish writer, most famous for his English translation of most of Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu, which he published under the Shakespearean title Remembrance of Things Past.

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Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust, known as Marcel Proust, was an eminent French writer born on July 10, 1871, in Auteuil, France, and passed away on November 18, 1922. One of the most profound and influential figures in early 20th-century literature, Proust is best known for his monumental work 'À la recherche du temps perdu' ('In Search of Lost Time'; earlier translated as 'Remembrance of Things Past'). His magnum opus, an introspective narrative of extraordinary psychological depth, is notably recognized for its exploration of the theme of involuntary memory, with the famous episode of the madeleine invoking an entire world of past experiences.

'Within a Budding Grove' ('À l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs'), the second volume of Proust's seminal series, was published in 1919 and won the Goncourt Prize. In this novel, Proust continues to delve into the intricacies of social life, art, and the fleeting nature of human relationships. Through his intricate sentences and descriptive prowess, Proust offers deep insights into the psyche, portraying characters and settings with an intimacy that has permanently influenced the art of the novel. His writing style is characterized by its flowery, elaborate language and a meticulous attention to detail. Proust's work remains pivotal to understanding the evolution of modernist literature and continues to inspire readers and writers worldwide.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 492 Seiten

Größe: 695,1 KB

ISBN: 8596547400653