Proust at this time planned only two further volumes. During the war years he revised the remainder of his novel, enriching and deepening its feeling, texture, and construction, enhancing the realistic and satirical elements, and tripling its length. In so doing he transformed it into one of the most profound achievements of the human imagination. The first authoritative edition of the entire work was published in The narrator tells the story of his life, introducing along the way a series of memorable characters, among them Charles Swann , who forms a stormy alliance with the prostitute Odette ; their daughter, Gilberte Swann, with whom young Marcel falls in love; the aristocratic Guermantes family , including the dissolute Baron de Charlus and his nephew Robert de Saint-Loup; and Albertine , to whom Marcel forms a passionate attachment.
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At his lowest ebb, he feels that time is lost; beauty and meaning have faded from all he ever pursued and won; and he renounces the book he has always hoped to write. At a reception after the war, the narrator realizes, through a series of incidents of unconscious memory, that all the beauty he has experienced in the past is eternally alive. Time is regained, and he sets to work, racing against death, to write the very novel the reader has just experienced.
In his quest for time lost, he invented nothing but altered everything, selecting, fusing, and transmuting the facts so that their underlying unity and universal significance would be revealed. Long may his name live. Czapski sometimes speaks of himself—but always in terms of the ceaseless battle he wages for clear vision, for full use of his gifts, the battle to imbue his life with maximal meaning.
This title can be purchased from your favorite e-book retailer, including many independent booksellers. Praise "This gentle, tenacious, adamantine figure has been far too little known in the West—until now.
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