Living and Dying with Marcel Proust (Hardback)
  • Living and Dying with Marcel Proust (Hardback)
zoom

Living and Dying with Marcel Proust (Hardback)

(author)
£12.99
Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 13/01/2022
  • Coming soon

Awaiting publication

  • This item has been added to your basket

A lifetime's reading of Proust's masterpiece

"A work buzzing with appetite and curiosity . . . no Proustian should be without it."-Andrew Marr, author and broadcaster

"Literate, lively, and leavened by wry and gentle humour, Living and Dying with Marcel Proust is a feast."-Lydia Davis, winner of the Man Booker International Prize

One of the masterpieces of twentieth-century fiction, A la recherche du temps perdu belongs in the tradition of the Initiation Story, the journey it describes combining elements drawn from the earlier narratives of great expectations and lost illusions, while recasting them in ways that are distinctively Proust's. The eminent literary scholar, Christopher Prendergast, traces that journey as it unfolds on an arc defined by the polarity of his title, living and dying. His book offers a chapter by chapter exploration of the rich sensory and impressionistic tapestry of a lived world, woven by the pulse of desire, the hauntings of memory and an ever alert responsiveness to tastes, perfumes, sounds, and colours. It also traces the construction of a unique architecture of narrative time and a corresponding mode of story-telling, marked by all manner of loops, swerves, detours, regressions and returns, from the macro level of the novel's plot to the micro level of the famously elaborate Proustian sentence. The lives of his characters, both major and minor, are shown as criss-crossing and converging in ways that often take the reader by surprise, before descending the arc on an irreversible trajectory of decline, as the body starts to fail and the grave beckons.

Publisher: Europa Editions (UK) Ltd
ISBN: 9781787703513
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 210 x 135 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A work buzzing with appetite and curiosity... a real delight. No Proustian should be without it." * Andrew Marr *
"Literate, lively, and leavened by wry and gentle humour, Living and Dying with Marcel Proust is a feast." -- Lydia Davis, winner of the Man Booker International Prize

You may also be interested in...

In the Garden
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
I Feel Bad About My Neck
Added to basket
The Fran Lebowitz Reader
Added to basket
£18.99   £16.99
Hardback
Why I Write
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
We Should All Be Feminists
Added to basket
Misfits
Added to basket
£9.99
Hardback
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Added to basket
Vesper Flights
Added to basket
£8.99   £8.49
Paperback
Books v. Cigarettes
Added to basket
Manifesto
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
It's Not About the Burqa
Added to basket
Funny Weather
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
A Room of One's Own
Added to basket
Mantel Pieces
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
The Tipping Point
Added to basket
The Road to Wigan Pier
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.