Thursday, March 03, 2005
I suppose that missing out new translations of the last three volumes of Remembrance of Things Past, or (In Search of Lost Time for the purists) is more of a theoretical loss than a pain you feel daily. Myself, I never made it past the second volume; like everyone else I know who has the whole thing, the first book (of the three-book Vintage edition) is ragged and beat-up, and the last two are chock full of uncut pages. But still, I'm outraged, outraged that the Sony Bono Copyright Extension Act means I can't get any of the later volumes in a new translation. Slate has the details here.