The Letters of Marcel Proust

The Letters of Marcel Proust


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This wonderful collection of Marcel Proust's Letters, selected and translated by Mina Curtiss, is both a revelatory introduction to the great writer and a treasure trove for those readers more familiar with "A la Recherche du Temps Perdu". Mina Curtiss especially chose them as apt illustrations of Proust's growing sensibility and intellectual power during the gestation of the novel.

Indeed, many of the characters in the book are drawn from the men and women we meet here. The letters are also exciting as an unfolding panorama of the Belle Epoque and for their superb insights into literature, art and music.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781885586452
Publisher: Turtle Point Press
Publication date: 05/01/2006
Pages: 462
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Marcel Proust (1871-1922) French novelist, best known for Remembrance of Things Past, He was born in Auteuil, near Paris, the son of an eminent doctor, Adrien Proust, and his wife, Jeanne Weil, who was from a well-to-do Alsatian Jewish family. Other works were: Swann's Way Mina Curtiss, sister of Lincoln Kirstein, was born in Boston in 1898. A graduate of Smith College, she taught there for many years. Among her best known-works are "Letters of Marcel Proust", "Bizet and His World", and "A Forgotten Empress: Anna Ivanovna and Her Era, 1730-1740. Adam Gopnik, an essayist and commentator, is primarily known for his work published by The New Yorker, for which he has written since 1986. In 1995, the magazine dispatched him to Paris to write the "Paris Journals", in which he described life in the City of Light. These essays were later collected and published by Random House in Paris to the Moon.

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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