Proust's Way: A Field Guide to In Search of Lost Time

Proust's Way: A Field Guide to In Search of Lost Time

Roger Shattuck


For any reader who has been humbled through the language, the density, or the sheer weight of Marcel Proust's looking for misplaced Time, Roger Shattuck is a godsend. Winner of the nationwide booklet Award for Marcel Proust, a sweeping exam of Proust's existence and works, Shattuck now deals an invaluable and eminently readable guidebook to Proust's epic masterpiece, and a contemplation of reminiscence and awareness all through nice literature. right here, Shattuck laments Proust's defenselessness opposed to zealous editors, praises a few translations, and provides Proust as a novelist whose philosophical presents have been matched in basic terms by way of his irrepressible comedian feel. Proust's means, the fruits of a life of scholarship, will function the subsequent generation's advisor to at least one of the world's best writers of fiction.

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