Marcel Proust

Edmund White

Marcel Proust, now having fun with a huge renaissance, has finally stumbled on a biographer who himself as soon as produced the "finest French novel written in English" (The Nation). For Edmund White--author of an award-winning biography of Jean Genet and of the vintage homosexual novel A Boy's personal tale, and identified for his personal haunting evocation of instances past--this portrait is the beautiful expression of an entire life spent considering Proust. Proust teaches us to really take pleasure in the master's soft perfection of fashion and his unusual, charismatic personality--not simply the recluse obsessively rewriting his one mammoth paintings throughout the evening, however the craving, lonely boy; the surprising wit and darling of Parisian salons; the seeker of reputation; and the sad closeted gay whom this ebook is the 1st to discover overtly. From the frothiest gossip to the inner most angst, here's a gem to be valuable not just via literati and scholars, yet by way of an individual trying to find an advent to an everlasting genius.

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