Marcel Proust (1871-1922) spent the last fourteen years of his life writing A la recherche du temps perdu. It is an intimate epic, an excavation of the self, and a comedy of manners by turns and all at once. Proust is the twentieth century's Dante, presenting us with a unique, unsettling picture of ourselves as jealous lovers and unmitigated snobs, frittering our lives away, with only the hope of art as a possible salvation. He offers us a form of redemption for a sober and secular age.
Scott Moncrieff's delightful translation was for many years the only access to Proust in English. A labour of love that took him nearly as many years as Proust spent writing the original. Moncrieff's translation strives to capture the extraordinary blend of muscular analysis with poetic reverie that typifies Proust's style. It remains a justly famous classic of translation.
I am from Shandong, and now work in a German publishing company in Beijing. I like reading and hiking.
Finished Books / 已完成的书单
Season 1 / 第1期"The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People"《高效能人士的7个习惯》Season 2 / 第2期"Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind"《人类简史》Season 3 / 第3期"The Lean Startup"《精益创业》"The Effective Executive"《卓有成效的管理者》Season 4 / 第4期"Thinking, Fast and Slow"《思考，快与慢》Season 5 / 第5期"Homo Deus：A Brief History of Tomorrow"《未来简史》"A History of Western Philosophy (Ancient)" by Russell《西方哲学史,古代哲学》罗素Season 6 / 第6期"The Big Short" (Michael Lewis)《大空头》（迈克尔.刘易斯）"Think and grow rich" (Napoleon Hill)《思考致富》（拿破仑.希尔）Season 7 / 第7期"Principles: Life and Work" (Ray Dalio)《原则》（雷 达利欧）Season 8 / 第8期"12 Rules for Life" (Jordan B. Peterson)《人生的12条准则》（乔丹 彼得森）"The Four" (Scott Galloway)《4大高科技公司》（斯科特·洛韦）"The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*" (Mark Manson)《重塑幸福》（斯科特·洛韦）Season 9 / 第9期"The Unbearable Lightness of Being" (Milan Kundera)《生命中不能承受之轻》（米兰昆德拉）"Why Buddhism is True" (Robert Wright)《佛学为什么是真的》（斯科特·洛韦）"The Fifth Discipline" (Peter M. Senge )《第五项修炼》（彼得圣吉）