Chasing Lost Time

    Chasing Lost Time

    The Life of Scott Moncrieff: Soldier, Spy and Translator

    Jean Findlay

    Chatto & Windus 2014

    Hardback 366pp Illustrated

    9780701181079   Product Code: 22330

    Charles Scott Moncrieff (1889-1930) is best known as the inspired translator of Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu. Written with access to his personal archive, this biography reveals Scott Moncrieff as a man of contradictions: the poetic interpreter of Proust was also a much-decorated soldier who was seriously injured in France in 1916; a convert to Catholicism, he was also a homosexual; and this sociable, well-known man of letters led a parallel life as a spy in fascist Italy.

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