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Proust"s way a field guide to In search of lost time by Roger Shattuck

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Published by W.W. Norton in New York, London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-270) and index.

StatementRoger Shattuck.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPQ2631.R63 A883 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiv, 290 p. ;
Number of Pages290
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL52030M
ISBN 100393049140
LC Control Number99058472

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Introduction by Lewis Galantiere. Swann's Way is the first volume of Proust's life work, Remembrance of Things Past. Independently it is a unique and stimulating novel, but in a larger sense, it is an overture to a magnificent symphony, announcing its theme and mood and bringing into being its empire and notable character creations. The narrator is presumably the young Marcel Proust who 4/5(46). Average rating For years now, Swann’s Way, the first volume of Marcel Proust’s masterpiece, has engaged and enchanted readers. Within moments of turning back the cover and dropping your eyes into the trenches of text, the reader is sent to soaring heights of rapture while clinging to Proust prose, /5(K). Buy Proust's Way - a Field Guide to "the Search for Lost Time" by Shattuck, Roger (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(16). Marcel Proust. Written By: Marcel Proust, (born J , Auteuil, near Paris, France—died Novem , Paris), French novelist, author of à la recherche du temps perdu (–27; In Search of Lost Time), a seven-volume novel based on Proust’s life told psychologically and allegorically.

The celebrated literary scholar (Candor and Perversion: Literature, Education, and the Arts, , etc.) and authority on Proust guides readers through one of the most complex works in literary ck acknowledges that the lengthy, labyrinthine Search `looked at first like a conspiracy against readers.` But he has identified in the 2,page novel a variety of useful signposts. Through the spring and summer of , the exhibit rooms of the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris displayed the literary and personal remains of Marcel Proust. The family collection provided the bulk of the photographs, copy books, letters, furniture, and gew-gaws, and above all manuscripts, folded and rolled and glued and spliced together in massive volumes, [ ]. In Search of Lost Time (French: À la recherche du temps perdu)—also translated as Remembrance of Things Past—is a novel in seven volumes, written by Marcel Proust (–). It is considered to be his most prominent work, known both for its length and its theme of involuntary memory, the most famous example being the "episode of the madeleine" which occurs early in the first : Marcel Proust. It is clearly intended as a guide to a first time reader or one re-reading the Search. If you do buy it, you will be sorely tempted to read Proust's "The Search for Lost Time, which by the way is the newest translation of what was once called "Remembrance of Things Past.".