Proust Among the Stars

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Overview

Proust Among the Stars gathers Proust's thoughts on the self, time, politics, art, sex, and death. Malcolm Bowie strikes a balance between life and literature that tantalizes the reader with insights as striking as those offered by Proust's generous narrator. No better introduction to Proust could be imagined: it brings readers back to the pleasures of the text rather than to the caprices of biography. It follows Proust into orbit and sends back truly startling pictures of our world.

A Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year; Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism;

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Editorial Reviews

Times London
A searching attempt to grasp the nature of Proust´s vast project. . . . Brilliant analyses.
Guardian
Each [chapter] challenges traditional interpretations of Proust´s handling of these themes, and deepens one´s pleasure in and understanding of the novel. . . . Excellent.
Times Literary Supplement
The best general study of Proust´s 3, 000-page work.
A. S. Byatt
Bowie is one of our best living critics. . . . [His] moving wit sends his reader straight back to the text itself. Which is what criticism should do.
Victor Brombert
Bowie can say more in three sentences than many a scholar in a belabored chapter. . . This is criticism motivated by intellectual joy, creatively sustained by felicities of expression.
Lingua Franca
Genteel and meditative.
Daily Telegraph
Bowie is one of our best living critics....[His] moving wit sends his reader straight back to the text itself.
The Guardian
Challenges traditional interpretations of Proust's handling of these themes, and deepens one's pleasure in and understanding of the novel.
Booknews
Bowie (French, U. of Oxford) offers an elegant meditation on Marcel Proust's thoughts about the self, time, art, politics, morality, sex, and death as revealed in A la recherche du temps perdu. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Internet Bookwatch
Fans of Proust's writings or Remembrance Of Things Past will relish this title, which tackles the major themes in his works - art, sex, and politics - and provides a reader's link to the meaningful passages in his weighty writings. A 'must' for any student of Remembrance Of Things Past who would better understand Proust's method and philosophy.
Victor Brombert
This is criticism motivated by intellectual joy, creatively sustained by felicities of expression.
The Los Angeles Times
A. S. Byatt
Bowie is one of our best living critics….[His] moving wit sends his readers straight back to the text itself. Which is what criticism should do.
London Daily Telegraph
Times Literary Supplement
The best general study of Proust's 3,000-page work.
Lingua Franca
Genteel and meditative.
Los Angeles Times
Bowie can say more in three sentences than many a scholar in a belabored chapter... This is criticism motivated by intellectual joy, creatively sustained by felicities of expression.

— Victor Brombert

London Daily Telegraph
Bowie is one of our best living critics.... [His] moving wit sends his reader straight back to the text itself. Which is what criticism should do.

— A. S. Byatt

Guardian

Each [chapter] challenges traditional interpretations of Proust's handling of these themes, and deepens one's pleasure in and understanding of the novel.... Excellent.

Times (London)
A searching attempt to grasp the nature of Proust's vast project.... Brilliant analyses.
Time Magazines Literary Supplement
The best general study of Proust's 3,000-page work.
Los Angeles Times - Victor Brombert
Bowie can say more in three sentences than many a scholar in a belabored chapter... This is criticism motivated by intellectual joy, creatively sustained by felicities of expression.
London Daily Telegraph - A. S. Byatt
Bowie is one of our best living critics.... [His] moving wit sends his reader straight back to the text itself. Which is what criticism should do.
Time Magazines (London)
A searching attempt to grasp the nature of Proust's vast project.... Brilliant analyses.
Guardian
Each [chapter] challenges traditional interpretations of Proust's handling of these themes, and deepens one's pleasure in and understanding of the novel.... Excellent.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231114905
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1999
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.69 (w) x 8.79 (h) x 1.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Malcolm Bowie is Marshal Foch Professor of French Literature at Oxford University and a Fellow of All Souls College. His previous books include Freud, Proust, and Lacan and Lacan: A Modern Master. He reviews regularly for the Times Literary Supplement, Guardian, London Review of Books, and the Times Higher Education Supplement.

Columbia University Press

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Table of Contents

Note on Texts and Translations
Preface
I Self 1
II Time 30
III Art 68
IV Politics 126
V Morality 175
VI Sex 209
VII Death 267
Epilogue 319
Notes 329
Acknowledgements 338
Further Reading 339
Index 341
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