July 25, 2005



What are your feelings about the new-ish Proust vs. the old silver and black Moncrieff? My impression of Lydia Davis's Swann's Way is that valuable redundancies of language [think: musical] have been sacrificed for appealing, but more compressed, word clusters, which leaves a crick in the book's neck. The Moncrieff flowed better. It seems.

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