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Remembrance of Things Past, Volume 1 - Within a Budding Grove

Proust, Marcel; Brezet, Stanislas; Heuet, Stephane

Verlag: NBM Publishing, 2002
ISBN 10: 1561633208 / ISBN 13: 9781561633203
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Titel: Remembrance of Things Past, Volume 1 - ...

Verlag: NBM Publishing

Erscheinungsdatum: 2002

Einband: Hardcover

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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: The second volume in this remarkable and highly,accessible adaptation of Proust's classic bookwhich made controversial headlines in France when,originally published. Proust, now a teenagerdescribes his first separation from his motherhis vacation taken in a high class beach resort in,Normandy. Besides the fleeting visions of young,girls, he also keenly observes, with detached,amusement rather than acidity, the petty sophistry,of the French upper class in its genteel environssafely removed from the lower ones. Illustrated,throughout. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_usedgood_1561633208

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Inhaltsangabe: Proust, now a teenager, describes his first separation from his mother, a vacation taken in a high class beach resort in Normandy. Besides the fleeting visions of young girls, he also keenly observes, without acidity but detached amusement, the petty sophistry of the French upper class in its genteel environs, safely removed from the lower ones. “An important social question is to know whether the pane of glass will always protect the feast of the marvelous beasts and if the obscure people peering at them through the night will not come and pick them out of their aquarium and eat them.?

Rezension: Marcel Proust whiled away the first half of his life as a self-conscious aesthete and social climber. The second half he spent in the creation of the mighty roman-fleuve that is Remembrance of Things Past, memorializing his own dandyism and parvenu hijinks even as he revealed their essential hollowness. Proust begins, of course, at the beginning--with the earliest childhood perceptions and sorrows. Then, over several thousand pages, he retraces the course of his own adolescence and adulthood, democratically dividing his experiences among the narrator and a sprawling cast of characters. Who else has ever decanted life into such ornate, knowing, wrought-iron sentences? Who has subjected love to such merciless microscopy, discriminating between the tiniest variations of desire and self-delusion? Who else has produced a grief-stricken record of time's erosion that can also make you laugh for entire pages? The answer to all these questions is: nobody.

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