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Author Findlay, Jean.

Title Chasing lost time : the life of C.K. Scott Moncrieff : soldier, spy, and translator / Jean Findlay.

Edition First American edition.
Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
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 Nichols Adult Biography  BIO SCOTT MO    AVAILABLE
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Description xiv, 351 pages, [8] pages of unumbered plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Bloodline -- Childhood -- Winchester, 1903-1905 -- First Love Affairs, 1905-1908 -- To Edinburgh -- Lightness in War, 1914 -- God in the Trenches, 1915-16 -- Critic at War -- Wounded Out, 1917-18 -- In Love with Wilfred Owen -- Sniping in the Literary World -- Translating Proust -- Writer/Spy in Fascist Italy -- Discovering Pirandello -- 1927-1928 : A Death and Eviction -- Rome, 1928-1930 -- Epilogue -- Family Postscript -- List of published works by Charles Scott Moncrieff.
Summary In this biography--the first ever of the celebrated translator--Scott Moncrieff's great-great-niece, Jean Findlay, reveals a fascinating, tangled life. Catholic and homosexual; a partygoer who was lonely deep down; secretly a spy in Mussolini's Italy and publicly a debonair man of letters; a war hero described as "offensively brave," whose letters from the front are remarkably cheerful--Scott Moncrieff was a man of his moment, thriving on paradoxes and extremes. In Chasing Lost Time, Findlay gives us a vibrant, moving portrait of the brilliant Scott Moncrieff, and of the era--changing fast and forever--in which he shone.
Subject Scott-Moncrieff, C. K. (Charles Kenneth), 1889-1930.
Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922. À la recherche du temps perdu. English.
Translators -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography.
Catholics -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Gay men -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Soldiers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Biography.
Spies -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Espionage, British -- Italy -- History -- 20th century.
Genre Biographies.
Added Title Life of C.K. Scott Moncrieff : soldier, spy, and translator.
ISBN 9780374119270 (hardback)
0374119279 (hardback)
Standard No. 2014039386
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