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Marcel Proust

Author: Edmund White
Publisher: New York : Viking, 1999.
Series: Penguin lives series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Marcel Proust; Marcel Proust; Marcel Proust; Marcel Proust; Marcel Proust
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edmund White
ISBN: 0670880574 9780670880577
OCLC Number: 39195365
Description: 165 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Penguin lives series.
Responsibility: Edmund White.

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"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."--Jacket.

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