Chasing Lost Time

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Binding: Hardcover
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ISBN: 9780374119270
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Language: English
Page Count: 351
Size: 9.34" l x 6.37" w x 1.23"
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While Scott Moncrieff’s work has shaped our understanding of Proust's finest work, 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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