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Lost in Translation: Proust and Scott Moncrieff

- November 13, 2013 in À la recherche du temps perdu, Articles, Books, Literature, marcel proust, memory, rememberance of things past, scott moncrieff, translation

Scott Moncrieff's English translation of Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu is widely hailed as a masterpiece in its own right. His rendering of the title as Remembrance of Things Past is not, however, considered a high point. William C. Carter explores the two men's correspondence on this somewhat sticky issue and how the Shakespearean title missed the mark regarding Proust's theory of memory.