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Marcel Proust

White, Edmund, 1940- (Book - 1999 )
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Profiles Proust beyond his reclusive and obsessive persona, as a lonely young boy, darling of Parisian salons, fame seeker, and troubled homosexual

Blackwell North Amer
Considered the greatest - and most influential - writer of the twentieth century, Marcel Proust was also one of its most fascinating figures. In this portrait, Edmund White, author of an acclaimed biography of Jean Genet and the much admired novel A Boy's Own Story displays a rare understanding of this most complex man. A strange, reclusive genius who often lay in bed for days at a time in his cork-lined room, obsessively rewriting his masterpiece, Remembrance of Things Past, Proust was at other times a tireless socialite, attending the grandest parties and dazzling the guests - especially the most important ones - with his vivacity and wit. White also depicts the yearning, lonely boy, the ambitious grasper after honors, and the miserably closeted homosexual, an aspect of his life that this book explores frankly and perceptively.

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Profiles Proust beyond his reclusive and obsessive persona, as a lonely young boy, darling of Parisian salons, fame seeker, and troubled homosexual. By the award-winning author of Genet: a Biography. 20,000 first printing.

Authors: White, Edmund, 1940-
Statement of Responsibility: Edmund White
Title: Marcel Proust
Publisher: New York : Viking, 1999
Characteristics: 165 p. ; 20 cm.
Notes: "A Lipper/Viking book."
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p.157-165)
Subject Headings: Novelists, French 20th century Biography Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922
Topical Term: Novelists, French
LCCN: 98022119
ISBN: 0670880574
Research Call Number: JFD 00-6190
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