Marcel Proust: A Life

Marcel Proust: A Life

by Edmund White

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Overview

If there is anyone worthy of producing an intimate biography of the enigmatic genius behind Remembrance of Things Past, it is Edmund White, himself an award- winning writer for whom Marcel Proust has long been an obsession. White introduces us not only to the recluse endlessly rewriting his one massive work through the night, but also the darling of Parisian salons, the grasper after honors, and the closeted homosexual-a subject this book is the first to explore openly. From the frothiest gossip to the deepest angst, here is a moving portrait to be treasured by anyone looking for an introduction to this literary icon.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101202821
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/01/1999
Series: Penguin Lives
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,083,492
File size: 187 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Edmund White, author of thirteen books, is a Chevalier de L'Ordre des Arts et Lettres, and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Award for Literature from the National Academy of Arts and Letters. His Genet: A Biography won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Lambda Literary Award. He lives in Paris, France.

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"A tale of twentieth-century literature 'par excellence' that White makes fun, accessible, and insightful."
-The Philadelphia Inquirer

"White's biography of Proust is a paragon of the genre; an engrossing and delightful piece of work."
-Norah Vincent, author of Self-Made Man

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