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Marcel Proust (Overlook Illustrated Lives Series)

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Marcel Proust's combination of solitary genius and passionate observance of social custom has made him an object of fascination to generations of readers enthralled by his great masterpiece, In Search of Lost Time. In this vivid and concise biography, Mary Ann Caws, the acclaimed author of Virginia Woolf, succinctly and vividly explores the details of Proust's life, from his daily routines to the elite social circle that captivated his youth.

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Overview

Marcel Proust's combination of solitary genius and passionate observance of social custom has made him an object of fascination to generations of readers enthralled by his great masterpiece, In Search of Lost Time. In this vivid and concise biography, Mary Ann Caws, the acclaimed author of Virginia Woolf, succinctly and vividly explores the details of Proust's life, from his daily routines to the elite social circle that captivated his youth.

Lavishly illustrated with Proust's favorite paintings, portraits of the people he was close to; sources for his fictional characterizations of Sarah Bernhardt, Emile Zola, Alfred Dreyfuss, and others; copious illustrations of the Ballets Russes Proust attended with such enthusiasm; scores of the music he loved, manuscripts, sketches, and the places dear to him and central to the great novel that was his life's work, Marcel Proust offers readers the unique opportunity to partake in the author's vision-and to see him as his contemporaries did.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585676484
  • Publisher: Overlook Press, The
  • Publication date: 4/28/2005
  • Series: Overlook Illustrated Lives Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 4.96 (w) x 7.02 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Prelude 1
Guiding Threads 3
Early Place and Late 10
Loves and Characters 16
Reading 20
Appearances 22
Daily Life 32
Multiple Loves and Worlds 34
Montesquiou, Whistler, and Various Other Outlandish Characters 45
Ruskin and Others 55
Looking and Listening 63
Leaving Society 94
Proust Abed 98
Inexplicable Proust 100
Knowing the Ending 102
References 105
Chronology 106
Bibliography 110
List of Illustrations 113
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