Ron Hogan's You Say Mad-A-Lin And I Say Mad-A-Leen is a great discussion on articles by Wyatt Mason and Christopher Hitchens re. the translation of Proust.
And earlier this month in Proust For Dummies, the Rake gave a bit of advice on reading Proust, in addition to the infamous Monty Python sketch on the "All-England Summarize Proust Competition."
If I ever reach such splendid heights of "learnedness" I will be sure to ask your advice on the translation question.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the Channel, I'm sure you're plotting your own private Bloomsday celebration come June...
I forgot to highlight this from the link above (Ron's)--À la recherche du temps perdu (it looks like an excellent resource).