[translate this into English]...." A la Recherche du temps perdu "?

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  • 6 months ago
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    There have been many translations of this title of the well-known novel by Marcel Proust, but to my ear the most successful is 'In Search of Times Gone By".

    The novel explores the author's memories, from his childhood to the present. The time was not 'wasted', but 'lost' in the sense that it won't come back. 'Gone by' suggests this elegantly.

    • RE
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      The times had gone by, but his memories of them remained, buried deep but revived through the taste of a petite madeleine.

  • 6 months ago

    This question has often been asked on here, it means ( literally): '' In search of lost time ''.

  • mamina
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    A la búsqueda del tiempo perdido

    In search of the old time

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    In search of times gone by. Mais où sont les neiges d'antan? But where are the snows of yesteryear?

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  • Lôn
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    "In search of lost time",

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    "In quest of lost/wasted time"

  • 6 months ago

    "Looking after the lost era" or "Searching the lost era". The second one is better (literature)

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