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Book Title: Marcel Proust|
The author of the book: Edmund White
Edition: Viking Adult
Date of issue: July 13th 1999
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 413 KB
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Reader ratings: 6.8
ISBN 13: 9780670880577
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Conveniently concise. Enough to sketch you in on the main question marks over Proust the man: his Jewishness, his friendships, his relationships, his health, his writing. White portrays his infamous snobbishness as somewhat tempered by compassion, and counters the legend of ivory tower incarceration with plenty of juicy gossip from dealings with the great and the good - and the no-so-good.
White has a nice eye for a comparison that will bring his subject home to us: describing Proust's method of composition, he points out that he would have been the perfect candidate to work with a word processor as he was still adding and expanding and extending even as the type was set, costing him a fortune in typesetters' pay.
Smooth and pleasant to read, and isn't it a joy when you can sit and finish a book in one sitting?
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Read information about the authorEdmund White's novels include Fanny: A Fiction, A Boy's Own Story, The Farewell Symphony, and A Married Man. He is also the author of a biography of Jean Genet, a study of Marcel Proust, The Flâneur: A Stroll Through the Paradoxes of Paris, and, most recently, his memoir, My Lives. Having lived in Paris for many years, he is now a New Yorker and teaches at Princeton University. He was also a member of The Violet Quill, a gay writer's group that met briefly from 1980-81.
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