Marcel Proust - A Biography

Author(s): George Painter


"No biography has ever before thrown so much light on the making of a masterpiece. ' Raymond Mortimer. 'Mr Painter has done his work so well that it is hard to speak in moderate terms of his skill and unobtrusive wit. ' Anthony Powell. 'Brilliant and scholarly. . . . Mr Painter's greatest triumph is in his depiction of place and people, his revelation of the raw material of the novel. ' Angus Wilson. With A LA RECHERCHE DU TEMPS PERDU Marcel Proust achieved a perfect rendering of life in art, of the past created through memory. It is both a portrait of the artist and a discovery of the aesthetic by which the portrait is painted, and it was to have a seminal influence on twentieth-century literature. George Painter's work has brilliantly captured the life of the great writer in a TOUR DE FORCE of scholarly research and literary craft."


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General Fields

  • : 9780712674799
  • : pimlico
  • : pimlico
  • : March 1996
  • : 5.1 Centimeters X 23.2 Centimeters X 15.5 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : George Painter
  • : Paperback
  • : 843.9/12
  • : 816