Marcel Proust: A Biography (2020)

Marcel Proust: A Biography George Duncan Painter Marcel Proust A Biography Painter exhausted all available resources to create this portrait not only of Proust and his work but also of turn of the century France with its salons its political tension its poets and its paint
  • Title: Marcel Proust: A Biography
  • Author: George Duncan Painter
  • ISBN: 9780394576695
  • Page: 324
  • Format: Hardcover
Marcel Proust: A Biography George Duncan Painter Painter exhausted all available resources to create this portrait not only of Proust and his work but also of turn of the century France with its salons, its political tension, its poets and its painters 24 photos.
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  1. John

    For about 30 years I made bi annual, direct assaults on Mt Proust, you know, his monumental novel, In Search of Lost Time Over that span of yearsI never achieved the summit I loved the language, as lush as any human being ever formulated, but I couldn t get beyond two or three hundred pages because I simply couldn t see the point I came to feel, again and again, as his first English publisher felt, Why does the man require 50 pages to tell us he turned over in bed What after all was the point of [...]

  2. Michael Finocchiaro

    George Painter was the first non French person who immediately realised the importance of Marcel Proust s work and hurried to get first hand testimony of those who knew him not long after he passed away His own opinions occasionally cloud his objectivity, but it remains a critical document and credible that that of Proust s maid of the world immediately surrounding and influencing Proust It is highly readable This first volume covers if memory serves up to the publication of the first volume or [...]

  3. k

    I am reading this now as I reread In Search of Lost Time I am fascinated with Paris at this time, perhaps that is carrying me over Painter s reputed lacks as a writer I am really enjoying his writing and loving seeing the connection between his life and his work Love Marcel

  4. John

    My least favorite of the Proust biographies in English What a homophobic prig And Painter uses most of his pages in a pointless effort in discovering traces of Proust s friends and acquaintances with a character in his novel What do we learn from that It s really quite boring And of course, he, like the upper class Englishman that he is, ignores family life altogether.

  5. Alan

    Unbelievably tedious I read the first third of the 332 page Volume I and stopped I read enough to gain some insight into Proust s early life and how this was integrated into his Remembrance of Things Past and the derivation of some of his characters, but there is no way I could force myself to go on.I will however attempt to read at least Swann s Way.

  6. Avis Black

    Highly recommended not just a biography of Proust, but as a social and literary history of Proust s time.

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