Within a Budding Grove
Author: Marcel Proust
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Follows the narrator's transition from childhood to adolescence and first love on the beaches of Normandy.
Swann in Love
Author: Marcel Proust
Publisher: Oxford University Press
'Swann's love . . . could not have been torn out of him without destroying him almost entirely' Swann in Love is a brilliant, devastating novella that tells of infatuation, love, and jealousy. Set against the backdrop of Paris at the end of the nineteenth century, the story of Charles Swann illuminates the fragilities and foibles of human beings when in the grip of desire. Swann is a highly cultured man-about-town who is plunged into turmoil when he falls for a young woman called Odette de Crécy. The novel traces the progress of Swann's emotions with penetrating exactitude as he encounters Odette at the regular gatherings in the salon of the Verdurins. His wilful self-delusion is both poignant and ridiculous , and his tormented feelings play out in scenes of high comedy amongst Odette's socially pretentious circle. Swann in Love is part of Proust's monumental masterpiece In Search of Lost Time, and it is also a captivating self-contained story. This new translation encapsulates the qualities that have secured Proust's reputation, and serves as a perfect introduction to his writing.
The Strange M. Proust
Author: Andre Benhaim
The strange M. Proust - the narrator, the author, and the embodiment of A la Recherche du Temps perdu - is now so canonical a writer that his very strangeness is easily overlooked. His book made of other books, his epic composed of extraordinary miniatures, his orderly structure where every law is subverted, his chronology where time can be undone and his geography where places can superimpose: in these, and many other ways, Proust continues to astonish even readers who have engaged with him for their entire careers. In this book, arising from the Princeton symposium of 2006, major critics come together to offer provocative readings of a work which is at the same time classical and unusual, French and foreign, familiar and strange. The book is dedicated to the memory of Malcolm Bowie (1943-2007), whose keynote address was one of his last major lectures. Other contributors include David Ellison, Anne Simon, Eugene Nicole, Joseph Brami, Raymonde Coudert, Christie McDonald, Michael Wood and Antoine Compagnon.
French XX Bibliography
Author: Douglas W. Alden, Peter C. Hoy, Christine M. Zunz
Publisher: Susquehanna University Press
This series of bibliographical references is one of the most important tools for research in modern and contemporary French literature. No other bibliography represents the scholarly activities and publications of these fields as completely.
Du Côté de Chez Swann
Author: Marcel Proust
Du côté de chez Swann est le premier volume du roman de Marcel Proust, À la recherche du temps perdu. Il est composé de trois parties, dont les titres sont : Combray Un amour de Swann Noms de pays : le nom.
Du cote de chez Swann est un roman de Marcel Proust, c'est le premier volume de A la recherche du temps perdu. Il est compose de trois parties, dont les titres sont: Combray, Un amour de Swann et Nom de pays: le nom.
A lavishly illustrated exploration of the ways in which Proust incorporated artists and the visual arts into his works reproduces two hundred signature examples of how he embedded subject choices, painting styles, and the appearances of other artists within his own pieces.
Includes entries for maps and atlases.
"Considered by many to be the most important French novelist of the twentieth century, Marcel Proust has attracted an extraordinary amount of scholarly and popular attention. His wide following stems from his preoccupation with the timeless themes of art, society, and love, subjects that ensure an enduring interest in his work. These themes are conveyed through rich, sinuous language that initiates the reader into Proust's complex world view." "Barbara Bucknall concentrates on Proust's masterpiece, A la recherche du temps perdu, and through a lively discussion shows us a method of reading. A must for any student or other reader of Proust, this work takes into account all the latest critical tendencies, including the Freudian and psychoanalytic interpretations of the novelist. Professor Bucknall also deals forthrightly with the themes of homosexuality, lesbianism, sadomasochism, and related topics with taste, refinement, objectivity, and even humor." "Marcel Proust Revisited provides a valuable addition to any course on French literature of fin-de-siecle France."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
"Craig begins by attributing the early introduction of the Recherche to the intimate friendship between Proust and the pianist-composer Reynaldo Halm, who was born in Caracas. He then shows in chapter 1 how literary critics of the principal newspapers and literary magazines of such countries as Venezuela, Argentina, and Chile examined this French text, which we know today as one of the fundamental works of modernism. Shortly thereafter interest in the Recherche spread to Cuba, Mexico, Uruguay, and Colombia. Eventually it would be read in all parts of the New World. Over the years Spanish Americans have continued to write about the Recherche and have published several noteworthy books on it, which are included in the comprehensive bibliography which serves as an appendix."--BOOK JACKET.