Marcel Proust

Marcel Proust by Edmund White 0670880574 9780670880577
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Marcel Proust, now enjoying a major renaissance, has at last found a biographer who himself once produced the finest French novel written in English (The Nation). For Edmund White--author of an award-winning biography of Jean Genet and of the classic gay novel A Boys Own Story, and known for his own haunting evocation of times past--this portrait is the exquisite expression of a lifetime spent contemplating Proust.Proust teaches us to truly savor the masters delicate perfection of style and his strange, charismatic personality--not just the recluse obsessively rewriting his one massive work through the night, but the yearning, lonely boy; the dazzling wit and darling of Parisian salons; the seeker of fame; and the unhappy closeted homosexual whom this book is the first to explore openly. From the frothiest gossip to the deepest angst, here is a gem to be treasured not only by literati and students, but by anyone looking for an introduction to an enduring genius.

Author: Edmund White

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 165

Publisher: Viking Adult

Publication Date: 1999-01-01


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