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"The exciting first-ever biography of Proust translator C.K. Scott Moncrieff, penned through his great-great-niece. 'And abruptly the reminiscence returns. The flavor used to be that of the little crumb of madeleine which on Sunday mornings at Combray (because on these mornings i didn't exit sooner than church-time), whilst I went to claim hello to her in her bed room, my aunt Léonie used to provide me.' With those phrases, Marcel Proust's Read more...

summary: "The exciting first-ever biography of Proust translator C.K. Scott Moncrieff, penned by way of his great-great-niece. 'And by surprise the reminiscence returns. The style used to be that of the little crumb of madeleine which on Sunday mornings at Combray (because on these mornings i didn't exit ahead of church-time), whilst I went to claim howdy to her in her bed room, my aunt Léonie used to offer me.' With those phrases, Marcel Proust's narrator is plunged again into the previous. because 1922, English-language readers were in a position to take this jump with him because of translator C.K. Scott Moncrieff, who wrestled with Proust's seven-volume masterpiece--published as Remembrance of items Past--until his demise in 1930. whereas Scott Moncrieff's paintings has formed our figuring out of 1 of the best novels of the 20th century, he has remained hidden in the back of the genius of the fellow whose recognition he helped construct. Now, during this biography--the first ever of the distinguished translator--Scott Moncrieff's great-great-niece, Jean Findlay, unearths a desirable, tangled existence. Catholic and gay; a partygoer who was once lonely deep down; secretly a undercover agent in Mussolini's Italy and publicly a debonair guy of letters; a warfare hero defined as 'offensively courageous, ' whose letters from front are remarkably cheerful--Scott Moncrieff used to be a guy of his second, thriving on paradoxes and extremes. In Chasing misplaced Time, Findlay provides us a colourful, relocating portrait of the intense Scott Moncrieff, and of the era--changing speedy and forever--in which he shone"

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Lawrence. ’ However, Charles could not have a secretary who was not privy to his second double life; that of an intelligence agent. When he finally did get one, she also worked in intelligence. The Society of Authors still awards the annual Scott Moncrieff Prize for translation from French. Conscious of his task of selling Proust to the English-speaking world, he did not make an exact literal translation but a poetic one – one he knew would appeal to the post-Edwardian public – and one that has been the subject of appreciation and controversy ever since.

Nimmo sacrificed his property, was present with the Covenanters at the Battle of Bothwell Bridge, and left his country to keep his own particular Covenant with the Lord. His wife, Elizabeth, wrote heart-rending diaries of their sufferings in exile in Holland. But Nimmo’s own diary, though written during such tumultuous times, ignored regicide, civil war, even his daughter’s marriage, so busy was Mr Nimmo with the supreme concerns of his own soul. ”’7 In the same century, in 1687, at the luxurious and intriguing French court of Louis XIV, François-Augustin Paradis de Moncrif was born, son of a determined Scots mother who single-mindedly manipulated the way for her son’s success at court.

After breakfast John and Colin skated to Linlithgow, eleven miles away on the river while Charlie played at home on his sledge, tumbling like a black beetle in the snow. Indoors Charlie was already enjoying reading and writing on his own. In April 1896 a Remington typewriter arrived in the household for the first time. It was used by Meg for her journalism, by Colin for his final school essays and by Charlie aged six to copy the first poem he ever composed:6 I My love lies bleeding in my arms, My trembling arms are bled with tears, My love lies bleeding in my arms, My love my only dear.

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