Claude Simon, Richard Howard
Claude Simon, a Nobel Prize–winning writer and cultural icon in France, has written a Proustian novel, intermingling the stories of teen and outdated age. His madeleine is the trolley of the book’s name, the shipping that took him to and from college each morning of his formative years. Passing backward and forward among vine-covered hills, the trolley punctuates the trivial or merciless occasions of many lives, whereas motion unfolds on the shore, within the progressively modernizing city, on a tennis courtroom, and in a rustic villa. in other places, lifestyles in all its fragility persists within the pavilions and labyrinthine corridors of a sanatorium, the place our narrator now travels on a wheeled health facility mattress, set to start a brand new voyage into outdated age. while coincidences unite the 2 trajectories, the tale turns into a fugue of reminiscence that has extremely joyful critics and made the booklet a right away bestseller in France.
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