The Program

Proust Playing Air-Guitar

By A.J. Peters

Perhaps a year ago, I stumbled across the Public Domain Review. Since then, it’s been one of my favorite websites, even if I only browse it occasionally to glance at the images. They recently posted a great little article about Scott Moncrieff’s translation of Proust’s À la recherche du temps perdu into English, and how Moncrieff was able to provide such a well-regarded translation while rendering the title so poorly. It’s a worthy read for its commentary on the components of a proper translation, and it’s also just a great story. But if you simply can’t bring yourself to do any more reading, at least just look at the photos. A sneak peak:

St. John's College: Proust Playing Air Guitar
A 20-year-old Proust playing air-guitar.

Check out the full article at the Public Domain Review.


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