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Marcel Proust: A Life

Marcel Proust A Life Marcel Proust was arguably the greatest writer of the twentieth century This fascinating definitive biography by the premier world authority on Proust redefines the way we look at both the artist and

  • Title: Marcel Proust: A Life
  • Author: Jean-Yves Tadié Euan Cameron
  • ISBN: 9780141002033
  • Page: 234
  • Format: Paperback
  • Marcel Proust was arguably the greatest writer of the twentieth century This fascinating, definitive biography by the premier world authority on Proust redefines the way we look at both the artist and the man A bestseller in France, where it was originally published to great critical acclaim, Jean Yves Tadie s monumental life of Proust makes use of a wealth of primary maMarcel Proust was arguably the greatest writer of the twentieth century This fascinating, definitive biography by the premier world authority on Proust redefines the way we look at both the artist and the man A bestseller in France, where it was originally published to great critical acclaim, Jean Yves Tadie s monumental life of Proust makes use of a wealth of primary material only recently made available, Marcel Proust A Life provides a scrupulously researched and engaging picture of the intellectual and social universe that fed Proust s art, along with an indispensable critical reading of the work itself The result is authoritative, magisterial, and a beautiful example of the art of biography.

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    1. This book is a remarkable work of scholarship which is of enormous assistance to anyone who has read the complete set of seven novels in A la Recherché du temps perdu which despite its great charms can leave the reader confused at times. To the person familiar with Proust, the book is a source of great pleasure. It would not however be a good introduction to Proust as it is too tightly tied to his writing to stand alone.Tadie notes that Proust completed the project in a hurry as he understood t [...]

    2. I read both the French original and the English translation of this - the definitive Proust biography. Yes, George Painter's was written with primary sources that were still alive, but Painter was not French and did not have enough distance from the subject to be objective. Tadie by contrast, who edited the Pleiades versions of La Recherche (and his notes also populate the less-expensive but nonetheless invaluable Folio paperback volumes), does an incredible job of painting the more accurate pic [...]

    3. A thorough biography but a bit intense for anyone approaching Proust without a backround in reading his novels.

    4. Not just the best biography of Proust, by a long shot, but one of the best non-fiction books I've ever read about anything. Tadié has lived for so long with Proust's work and life that he speaks about him as if he were a friend or relative, which you'd think would be irritating but his learning is so deep that it's not. The part of this book that has stuck with me the most is actually a footnote, where Tadié compares 4 versions of the last sentence of ROTP, and this comparison in itself is val [...]

    5. This book is methodically researched and a great reference, but unless spending 3-6 months reading the tiny details of Proust's life is your idea of fun, a shorter bio may be wise. This book is . . .well . . . kinda like reading Proust. I'm not sure why I read the whole thing but if I got drunk when it was over, I celebrated appropriately.

    6. Il monumentale lavoro di studio e documentazione che sta dietro questa biografia meriterebbe dieci stelle, ma l'ossessione di Tadié per il dettaglio rende la lettura non sempre gradevole. Comunque un'opera notevole.

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