Monday, September 25, 2006

Happy Birthday Scott Moncrieff!

My Writer's Amanac email for today informs me that it is Scott Moncrieff's birthday. He was born in Scotland in 1889. His translation of Swann's Way was first published in 1922, not long before Proust died. Moncreiff spent the rest of his life translating the remaining volumes of Proust's novel and died before he could finish the last one. His translation was the only one in English for most of the 20th century.


Blogger Dorothy W. said...

Yay for Scott Moncrief!

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