Details

ISBN-10: 1609457609
ISBN-13: 9781609457600
Publisher: Europa Compass
Publish Date: 06/07/2022
Dimensions: 7.00" L, 4.60" W, 0.90" H

Living and Dying with Marcel Proust

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Price: $17.00

Overview

A Publisher’s Weekly Most Anticipated Book of 2022

Living and Dying with Marcel Proust is the result of a lifetime’s reading of, reflection on, and love for Proust’s masterpiece, In Search of Lost Time.

One of the masterpieces of twentieth-century fiction, Proust’s In Search of Lost Time describes a unique journey, combining elements drawn from the timeless narratives of great expectations and lost illusions. In this lively and entertaining book, Christopher Prendergast traces that journey as it unfolds on an arc defined by the polarities in his title: living and dying.

At once a careful contemplation Proust’s masterwork and an exploration of the rich sensory and impressionistic tapestry of a lived world, Living and Dying with Marcel Proust addresses such disparate Proustian obsessions as insomnia, food, digestion, color, addiction, memory, breath and breathing, breasts, snobbism, music, and humor.

Entertaining and erudite, Prendergast’s book will surely become the companion for all readers either about to reembark on Proust’s three-million-word journey or setting out for the first time.

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Reviews

"Literate, lively, and leavened by recurring moments of wry and gentle humor, Christopher Prendergast's Living and Dying with Marcel Proust is a feast."–Lydia Davis, winner of the International Booker Prize


"Prendergast sheds light on the novelist's rich sensory world in this bibliophile's treasure chest... This one's not to be missed."–Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)


"A magnificent and very living book."–Mary Ann Caws, The Brooklyn Rail


"A work buzzing with appetite and curiosity... a real delight. No Proustian should be without it."–Andrew Marr


"Scholarly, rich and succinct... [An] irresistible journey."–Irish Times


"Prendergast brings the work, and the great man himself, to life."–Buzz Magazine

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Details

ISBN-10: 1609457609
ISBN-13: 9781609457600
Publisher: Europa Compass
Publish Date: 06/07/2022
Dimensions: 7.00" L, 4.60" W, 0.90" H
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