Pleasures and Days

Pleasures and Days

by Marcel Proust
     
 

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Short pieces present an early glimpse into Proust's genius

Proust's only other work of fiction published in his lifetime apart from the monumental novel cycle In Search of Lost Time, this collection takes the reader on a journey through the high-society circles of fin-de-siècle Paris, presenting the lives, loves, and attitudes of

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Short pieces present an early glimpse into Proust's genius

Proust's only other work of fiction published in his lifetime apart from the monumental novel cycle In Search of Lost Time, this collection takes the reader on a journey through the high-society circles of fin-de-siècle Paris, presenting the lives, loves, and attitudes of a host of unforgettable characters. Rich in language and detail, and by turns satirical and moving, Proust's stories, presented here in Andrew Brown's nuanced translation, are layered with imagery and feeling and foreshadow the themes and psychological atmosphere of his later masterpiece.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Yields the earliest blooms from [Proust's] emerging, lifelong fascination with the labyrinths of snobbery and sexuality in Parisian high society." —Independent
Library Journal
In the Shadow is the second installment in Penguin's popular new translation of Proust's masterwork, In Search of Lost Time. Pleasures is a collection of short stories and character sketches. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847493170
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
05/01/2014
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,150,531
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Marcel Proust (1871–1922) was a novelist and critic, a forerunner of Modernism, and one of the 20th century's most important literary figures. Andrew Brown is the author of Roland Barthes: The Figures of Writing and the translator of several works into English, including Emile Zola's For a Night of Love and André Gide's Theseus. A. N. Wilson is the author of many novels and nonfiction works, including Paul: The Mind of the Apostle and The Victorians.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
July 10, 1871
Date of Death:
November 18, 1922
Place of Birth:
Auteuil, near Paris, France
Place of Death:
Paris, France

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