Tag Archives: William C. Carter

Portrait of Marcel Proust painted by Jacques-Émile Blanche in 1892, when Proust was 21 years old .

Lost in Translation: Proust and Scott Moncrieff

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 […]

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