Monsieur Proust's Library

Monsieur Proust's Library

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Reading was so important to Marcel Proust that it sometimes seems he was unable to create a personage without a book in hand. Everybody in his work reads: servants and masters, children and parents, artists and physicians. The more sophisticated characters find it natural to speak in quotations. Proust made literary taste a means of defining personalities and gave literature an actual role to play in his novels.
In this wonderfully entertaining book, scholar and biographer Anka Muhlstein, the author ofBalzac’s Omelette, draws out these themes in Proust's work and life, thus providing not only a friendly introduction to the momentousIn Search of Lost Time, but also exciting highlights of some of the finest work in French literature.



Baker & Taylor
The author of Balzac's Omelette examines how virtually all characters in Marcel Proust's body of work are diligent readers in spite of age, class or profession, tracing how many of his more sophisticated characters speak in quotations and how Proust used literature to define personality.

Baker
& Taylor

Examines how virtually all characters in Marcel Proust's body of work are diligent readers in spite of age, class, or profession, tracing how many of his more sophisticated characters speak in quotations and how Proust used literature to define personality.

Publisher: New York, NY : Other Press, c2012
Description: xiv, 141 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9781590515662
1590515668
Branch Call Number: 843.09 Pro

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Apr 17, 2013

a not uninteresting perspective on Proust's great novel

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