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|Named Person:||Marcel Proust; Jacques Guérin|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Lorenza Foschini; Eric Karpeles
|Description:||128 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.|
|Other Titles:||Cappotto di Proust.|
|Responsibility:||Lorenza Foschini ; translated by Eric Karpeles.|
"GuErin identified with Proust more deeply than with any other writer, and when illness brought him by chance under the care of Marcel's brother, Dr. Robert Proust, he saw it as a remarkable opportunity. Shamed by Marcel's extravagant writings, embarrassed by his homosexuality, and offended by his disregard for bourgeois respectability, his family had begun to deliberately destroy and sell their inheritance of his notebooks, letters, manuscripts, furni-ture, and personal effects. Horrified by the destruction, and consumed with desire, GuErin ingratiated himself with Marcel's heirs, placating them with cash and kindness in exchange for the writer's priceless, rare material remains. After years of relentless persuasion, GuErin was at last rewarded with a highly personal prize, one he had never dreamed of possessing, a relic he treasured to the end of his long life: Proust's overcoat."--Book jacket.