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The Resource Chasing lost time : the life of C.K. Scott Moncrieff : soldier, spy, and translator, Jean Findlay

Chasing lost time : the life of C.K. Scott Moncrieff : soldier, spy, and translator, Jean Findlay

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Chasing lost time : the life of C.K. Scott Moncrieff : soldier, spy, and translator
Title
Chasing lost time
Title remainder
the life of C.K. Scott Moncrieff : soldier, spy, and translator
Statement of responsibility
Jean Findlay
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Language
eng
Summary
"The thrilling first-ever biography of Proust translator C.K. Scott Moncrieff, penned by his great-great-niece. 'And suddenly the memory returns. The taste was that of the little crumb of madeleine which on Sunday mornings at Combray (because on those mornings I did not go out before church-time), when I went to say good day to her in her bedroom, my aunt Léonie used to give me.' With these words, Marcel Proust's narrator is plunged back into the past. Since 1922, English-language readers have been able to take this leap with him thanks to translator C.K. Scott Moncrieff, who wrestled with Proust's seven-volume masterpiece--published as Remembrance of Things Past--until his death in 1930. While Scott Moncrieff's work has shaped our understanding of one of the finest novels of the twentieth century, he has remained hidden behind the genius of the man whose reputation he helped build. Now, in this biography--the first ever of the celebrated translator--Scott Moncrieff's great-great-niece, Jean Findlay, reveals a fascinating, tangled life. Catholic and homosexual; a partygoer who was lonely deep down; secretly a spy in Mussolini's Italy and publicly a debonair man of letters; a war hero described as 'offensively brave,' whose letters from the front are remarkably cheerful--Scott Moncrieff was a man of his moment, thriving on paradoxes and extremes. In Chasing Lost Time, Findlay gives us a vibrant, moving portrait of the brilliant Scott Moncrieff, and of the era--changing fast and forever--in which he shone"--
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 941.082092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Chasing lost time : the life of C.K. Scott Moncrieff : soldier, spy, and translator, Jean Findlay
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bloodline -- Childhood -- Winchester, 1903-1905 -- First Love Affairs, 1905-1908 -- To Edinburgh -- Lightness in War, 1914 -- God in the Trenches, 1915-16 -- Critic at War -- Wounded Out, 1917-18 -- In Love with Wilfred Owen -- Sniping in the Literary World -- Translating Proust -- Writer/Spy in Fascist Italy -- Discovering Pirandello -- 1927-1928 : A Death and Eviction -- Rome, 1928-1930 -- Epilogue -- Family Postscript -- List of published works by Charles Scott Moncrieff
Control code
ocn892456505
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xiv, 351 pages
Isbn
9780374119270
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014039386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)892456505
Label
Chasing lost time : the life of C.K. Scott Moncrieff : soldier, spy, and translator, Jean Findlay
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bloodline -- Childhood -- Winchester, 1903-1905 -- First Love Affairs, 1905-1908 -- To Edinburgh -- Lightness in War, 1914 -- God in the Trenches, 1915-16 -- Critic at War -- Wounded Out, 1917-18 -- In Love with Wilfred Owen -- Sniping in the Literary World -- Translating Proust -- Writer/Spy in Fascist Italy -- Discovering Pirandello -- 1927-1928 : A Death and Eviction -- Rome, 1928-1930 -- Epilogue -- Family Postscript -- List of published works by Charles Scott Moncrieff
Control code
ocn892456505
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xiv, 351 pages
Isbn
9780374119270
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014039386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)892456505

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