Proust Among the Stars

How To Read Him; Why Read Him?
Author(s): Malcolm Bowie
Genre: Language Arts
Original Publish Date: Jun 23, 2016
Product Number: EB00674520
Released: Jul 13, 2016
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780008193324
Publisher: Fontana Press
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The first book to address everyone who relishes reading Proust and wants to know more about how his writing works. This is a matchless close reading of a literary masterpiece, In Search of Lost Time, and a lesson in how to read the Great Books profitably and pleasurably. ‘Read this excellent book' Stuart Jeffries, Guardian ‘Very refreshing… a splendidly tough-minded and generous introduction' Gabriel Josipovici, Independent ‘Brilliant' Peter Conrad, Observer ‘A splendidly thought-filled book' Eric Griffiths, Evening Standard A book that recalls that Proust's novel is one of the great exercises in speculative imagining in the world's literature; and that its originality lies first in the quality of Proust's textual invention, page after page, line after line. Art, death, sex, politics, loss, guilt, morality – all Proust's major themes are here in all their glory, but revealed close up.

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