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An indispensable companion for readers of Proust…. Precisely what’s been needed for about 90 years.
Posted July 16, 2013
For those that want to understand the references to paintings and other art works in "In Search Of Lost Time" will be enhanced immeasurably by having this book beside you. You may even want to go and see some of the works of art after viewing this book (with the text from the book printed opposite them). The footnotes or descriptions at the end of the book are particularly helpful.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 18, 2009
Readers of Proust's "In Search of Lost Time" will know the importance of art to the narrator and his world, so the novel is peppered with references to artists and paintings from the 13th century to the 20th century. What Eric Karpeles has done in this book is to assemble reproductions of most of the art works mentioned in the novel and show them alongside the passage of the novel where they are mentioned. Not only is this a great reference for Proust enthusiasts, it is also a very well-produced collection of reproductions of great paintings which can be appreciated by any art lover.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.