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Marcel Proust and the Trouble with Us

In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust, translated by C.K. Scott Moncrieff & Terence Kilmartin, revised by D.J. Enright Modern Library, six volumes. _________________________ Following the birth of our third child, my husband, perhaps motivated by our heightened interest in the subject, purchased for me the complete set of Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time. I tackled it gamely, and then, little by little, lost momentum. Of the thousands of pages that make up his six volumes in the Moncrieff and Kilmartin version (revised by D.J. Enright) I found myself faltering somewhere in Chapter One. The problem was…

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