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An absolute 'Tour de force'

5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars

Rédigé le : 13/05/2018

While one probably should read (or in this case) listen to Proust's 'A la récherche du temps perdu' in French, this recording is really the next best thing. The reading by Neville Jason is absolutely impeccable with a right reading pace, and gives the typical long meandering sentences of Proust a highly poetic touch. One of the most beautiful passages in this book is without a doubt the famous novel-within-a-novel 'A love of Swann' where Jason finds the perfect tone to convey the melancholy and also the tongue-in-cheek humour (which in this English translation reminds me even a little bit of Charles Dickens). The abridged recording version of this work was already rightfully lauded and If one takes in account that Jason recorded the complete cycle of 7 novels one can only but admire this towering achievement. The accompanying booklet gives also an interesting insight in the background of this literary masterpiece. In one word: Bravo!