Listening to Proust may be the ideal way to experience this great French writer. His prose is exquisite, but so careful in its variation that it benefits greatly from Neville Jason's narration. Jason performs the text, more than reading it, and his marked changes in tone, pace, and breath make this a pleasure to listen to. Jason also emphasizes the humor of the text, playing up each speaker's verbal tics. Proust's story focuses on desire and art. The desire is examined through character thought and action, the art through the precision of the prose, and through the snippets of period music that are occasionally carefully interwoven with it. G.T.B. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 04]
Trade Ed. Naxos AudioBooks 2000
CS ISBN 9626347031 $17.98 Three cassettes
CD ISBN 962634203X $19.98 Three CDs
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