The Cambridge Introduction to Marcel Proust

The Cambridge Introduction to Marcel Proust

by Adam Watt
     
 

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The most up-to-date and detailed introduction to Proust's life and work available today, including a volume-by-volume study of Proust's novel.

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The most up-to-date and detailed introduction to Proust's life and work available today, including a volume-by-volume study of Proust's novel.

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Setting a course away from the reductive image of Proust as the reclusive hypochondriac hidden in his cork-lined room, Watt creates a successful guidebook for new and hesitant readers of the Recherche. In particular, Watt provides a preview of, and a map leading to, the many “pay-offs” one is likely to receive from their investment of time and effort in the three thousand pages of a novel whose first sentence—“Longtemps, je me suis couché de bonne heure” [For a long time I would go to bed early]—is perhaps not the most promising in the history of literature....The Cambridge Introduction to Marcel Proust is organized intuitively and with the intention of easing a first-time reader into the complexities of a decidedly difficult text....a pertinent and useful text."
-Hervé G. Picherit, University of Wyoming, H-France Review Vol. 12 (March 2012), No. 36

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521516433
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/07/2011
Series:
Cambridge Introductions to Literature Series
Pages:
154
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Adam Watt is Senior Lecturer in French at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is the author of Reading in Proust's A la recherche: 'le délire de la lecture' (2009), and editor of Le Temps retrouvé Eighty Years After/80 ans après: Critical Essays/Essais critiques (2009).

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