William C. Carter
The extraordinary life and times of Marcel Proust, one of the greatest literary voices of the twentieth century, by “Proust’s definitive biographer” (Harold Bloom) Based on a wealth of letters, memoirs, workbooks, and manuscripts unavailable before, the book examines Proust’s character and development as an artist, the glittering Parisian world of which he was a part, and the passions that enabled him to write his masterpiece, In Search of Lost Time.
“Serious, thoughtful, well-balanced, well-informed. . . . Carter is the kind of reader Proust hoped for, one who understands that a great work compels us to become better readers of ourselves.”-Victor Brombert, Los Angeles Times
“An impeccably researched and well-paced narrative that brings vividly and credibly to life not only the writer himself but also the changing world he knew.”-Roger Pearson, New York Times Book Review Named a Notable Book of 2000 by the New York Times Book Review
"Carter's greatest contribution to date . . . [a] towering biography of Proust, meticulously researched and accessibly written."-Adam Watt, H-France Review -- Adam Watt * H-France Review *
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