Proust and His World

Proust and His World This biography sheds light on the subtle means by which Marcel Proust transformed his own experiences and borrowed from those of his friends for his masterwork Remembrance of Things Past BW photos ill

  • Title: Proust and His World
  • Author: William Sansom
  • ISBN: 9780684138312
  • Page: 373
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This biography sheds light on the subtle means by which Marcel Proust transformed his own experiences and borrowed from those of his friends for his masterwork Remembrance of Things Past BW photos illus evoke the atmosphere of 19th and early 20th century Paris.

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    1. This is a preliminary reading to another preliminary reading to a final reading. The final objective is Proust’s entire À la recherche du temps perdu (Visit Group /group/list/3). The immediate preliminary reading is Marcel Proust: A Life with close to 800 pages. And this preliminary to the preliminary is, with only 124 pages and with half the space taken up by photographs, a perfect apéritif.I bought the book for the pictures, and these did not disappoint me but saddened me. The pictures are [...]

    2. I've thoroughly skimmed through this. I wanted to get a better idea of the sights, sounds, and social milieu of early 20th century Paris for my reading of In Search of Lost Time (currently on vol. 2!)and this book does an admirable job of doing that, even on though I've only read about a third of it and spend/spent most of my time looking at the pictures and taking in a sample of 1920's Parisian fashion and architecture, as well as the people who influenced Proust's characters. Definitely worth [...]

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