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The Swann Way

Marcel Proust
Brian Nelson and Edited by Adam Watt

14 September 2023

ISBN: 9780198871521

480 pages

Oxford World's Classics

Price: £9.99

The Swann Way is the first volume of Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time (1913-27), one of the most important novels of the twentieth century.



The Swann Way is the first volume of Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time (1913-27), one of the most important novels of the twentieth century.

  • The first volume of Proust's widely recognised masterpiece, In Search of Lost Time, which ponders questions of time, memory, identity, sensation, art and existence
  • An accomplished new translation by renowned translator Brian Nelson that will be of interest to readers new to Proust and those already familiar with the author and his work
  • Adam Watt's introduction offers a stimulating and informative support to all readers of Proust, together with extensive explanatory notes, a chronology, and suggested further reading

About the Author(s)

Marcel Proust

Brian Nelson, Emeritus Professor of French Studies, Monash University, and Edited by Adam Watt, University of Exeter

Brian Nelson is an Emeritus Professor at Monash University, Melbourne, and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. His publications include Zola: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press), The Cambridge Introduction to French Literature, The Cambridge Companion to Zola, Zola and the Bourgeoisie, and translations for Oxford World's Classics of Zola's The Assommoir, His Excellency Eugène Rougon, Earth (with Julie Rose), The Fortune of the Rougons, The Belly of Paris, The Kill, Pot Luck and The Ladies' Paradise. He has also translated Swann in Love by Marcel Proust for the Oxford World's Classics series. He was awarded the New South Wales Premier's Prize for Translation in 2015.

Adam Watt is Professor of French & Comparative Literature at the University of Exeter, where he is Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. His books include Reading in Proust's A la recherche: le délire de la lecture (Oxford University Press), The Cambridge Introduction to Marcel Proust, a critical biography of Proust; and, as editor, Marcel Proust in Context and The Cambridge History of the Novel in French. He has published comparative work on Proust and a range of writers from Valéry, Rivière, Beckett and Barthes to Eve Kosofsky-Sedgwick and Anne Carson.

Table of Contents

    General Editor's Preface to the Series
    Translator's Note
    Note on the Text
    Select Bibliography
    A Chronology of Marcel Proust
    The Swann Way
    Explanatory Notes

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