Friday, March 18, 2011
Literary Blog Hop March 17-20
This week's question from our hosts at The Blue Bookcase is: What one literary work must you read before you die? Several big books (War and Peace, Joseph and His Brothers) come to mind, but there is one major literary work I have always wanted to complete. Here's a hint: it all begins with a cup of tea and a madeleine....
Yes, I'd like to read Marcel Proust's masterwork In Search of Lost Time, or as it used to be known, Remembrance of Things Past. I did read Swann's Way and Within a Budding Grove, but it was so long ago I feel as though I need to start all over again.
I own the Modern Library Edition (it looks like this)
But I know there are other translations, other editions available. Have any of you Literary Blog Hoppers tackled this enormous work? Any recommendations for the best translation? I'll be curious to see what books the Literary Blog Hoppers choose for this question: War and Peace, anyone? That's on my bucket list too.