Talk:Marcel Proust

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External links modified[edit]

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Adding footnote[edit]

I have tried adding a footnote that links to some of Proust's articles, but some people keep deleting it. What are the objections?69.127.248.215 (talk) 05:20, 4 March 2016 (UTC)

Please give diffs. Xxanthippe (talk) 05:35, 4 March 2016 (UTC).

This is the footnote: http://www.yorktaylors.free-online.co.uk/cathedrals.html Is that your question?69.127.248.215 (talk) 03:26, 5 March 2016 (UTC)

It's not a reliable source because it is a blog without any editorial oversight. Xxanthippe (talk) 03:31, 5 March 2016 (UTC).
Why do you say it is a blog?69.127.248.215 (talk) 23:00, 9 March 2016 (UTC)
Look up Blog. Xxanthippe (talk) 02:18, 10 March 2016 (UTC).

Expanding 'Personal Life' Section[edit]

Has anyone considered including information about his father, a prominent doctor and professor of medicine? Proust had "neurasthenia"; his father wrote a medical treaty saying that neurasthenics had a deficiency in memory, and Proust's works are all about memory. Cammcken (talk) 16:45, 28 March 2016 (UTC)

Title translated or interpreted?[edit]

Both Proust and Moncrieff knew the title Remembrance of Things Past was an interpretation, not a literal translation. Since "to interpret" also contains "translate" as one of its meanings, the best word to use is "interpretation" rather than "translation" when referring to the title Moncrieff gave the opus. See also here for a discussion of this. Tom Reedy (talk) 20:58, 9 July 2016 (UTC)

Hard to disagree. Xxanthippe (talk) 22:38, 9 July 2016 (UTC).
Interpret (per Concise Oxford): "Expound the meaning of (abstruse words, writings, dreams, etc.); make out the meaning of; bring out the meaning of, render, by artistic representation or performance; explain, understand in specified manner; act as interpreter." So Moncrieff didn't interpret.
Translate (ibid): "Express the sense of (word, sentence, book) in or into another language". He did translate, even though he ended up with a mistranslation.
But why don't we go with the word they use in the article you link, "render"? Neutral, and avoids all the pitfalls. Cheers! Awien (talk) 22:41, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
I'm fine with that. I just wanted to get away from suggesting the idea that Moncrieff did a close translation. Tom Reedy (talk) 00:54, 10 July 2016 (UTC)
Render is fine with me. Xxanthippe (talk) 01:00, 10 July 2016 (UTC).
Good! Done. Awien (talk) 02:10, 10 July 2016 (UTC)

one of the greatest French authors[edit]

The nytimes book review says "In England not long ago a survey of writers and critics revealed that the twentieth-century novelist they most admired--and who they thought would have the most enduring influence on the next century--was Marcel Proust." Maybe someone who has Harold Bloom's Genius can enlighten us to what it says. I feel that someone added the "French" qualifier and rather vague "of his time" on a whim. Thus, the lede statement is not matching the nytimes reference. --Bod (talk) 19:00, 1 October 2016 (UTC)