Remembrance of Things Past is one of the monuments of 20th-century literature. Neville Jason’s widely praised abridged version has rightly become an audiobook landmark and now, after numerous requests, he is recording the whole work unabridged which, when complete, will run for some 140 hours. The Captive is the fifth of seven volumes. The Narrator’s obsessive love for Albertine makes her virtually a captive in his Paris apartment. He suspects she may be attracted to her own sex.
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Remembrance of Things Past is one of the two or three best books ever written. It is full of social, pyschological, socio-economic, quality life, and meaning of death insights. For these reasons this book can be reread many times in a life and discover something new each time. Proust was truly inspired when he wrote these volumes
Proust compares to many existential novelists, for example Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Camus.
Neville Jason interpretation and presentation is perfect.
You can't make this book into a film would be the tag line. Alternatively ... skip the film, read!
Proust's writing is beautiful and his insights of life and death breath-taking.
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