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The Resource Chasing lost time : the life of C.K. Scott Moncrieff : soldier, spy and translator, Jean Findlay

Chasing lost time : the life of C.K. Scott Moncrieff : soldier, spy and translator, Jean Findlay

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Chasing lost time : the life of C.K. Scott Moncrieff : soldier, spy and translator
Title
Chasing lost time
Title remainder
the life of C.K. Scott Moncrieff : soldier, spy and translator
Statement of responsibility
Jean Findlay
Title variation
Life of C.K. Scott Moncrieff
Title variation remainder
soldier, spy and translator
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
C. K. Scott Moncrieff's celebrated translation of Proust's 'A la recherche du temps perdu' was first published in 1922 and was a work which would exhaust and consume the translator, leading to his early death at the age of just forty. Joseph Conrad told him, "I was more interested and fascinated by your rendering than by Proust's creation". Some literary figures even felt it was an improvement on the original. From the outside an enigma, Scott Moncrieff left a trail of writings that describe a man expert at living a paradoxical life: fervent Catholic convert and homosexual, gregarious party-goer and deeply lonely, interwar spy in Mussolini's Italy and public man of letters - a man for whom honour was the most abiding principle. He was a decorated war hero, and his letters home are an unusually light take on day-to-day life on the front. Described as 'offensively brave', he was severely injured in 1917 and, convalescing in London, became a lynchpin of literary society - friends with Robert Graves and Noel Coward, enemies with Siegfried Sassoon and in love with Wilfred Owen. Written by Scott Moncrieff's great-great-niece, Jean Findlay, with exclusive access to the family archive, 'Chasing lost time' is a portrait of a man hurled into war, through an era when the world was changing fast and forever, who brought us the greatest epic of time and memory that has ever been written
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Findlay, Jean
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Scott-Moncrieff, C. K.
  • Authors, Scottish
Target audience
adult
Label
Chasing lost time : the life of C.K. Scott Moncrieff : soldier, spy and translator, Jean Findlay
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000053414014
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 351 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780701181079
Other physical details
black and white illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)881019897
Label
Chasing lost time : the life of C.K. Scott Moncrieff : soldier, spy and translator, Jean Findlay
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000053414014
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 351 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780701181079
Other physical details
black and white illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)881019897

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