marcel proust

i was reading a part of his little thing at a bookstore recently, and i felt pretty good about it. im going to ask for this as my christmas present this year, but i want to make sure i get a good translation, as this is quite a project considering i’ve heard it will change my life. anyone have any suggestions?


I think there are two principal translations, the old one (“Remembrance of Things Past”) and the new one (“In Search of Lost Time”). I’ve only read the old one, so I can’t say how they compare. I would imagine that the new one is easier to understand, however, as old translations have a more “formal” sound.