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Born in 1896, Mina Curtiss is an exemplary modern-day heroine. Blessed with brains, money and an acute sense of humor, she was also intrepid, savvy, sensitive and the star of her very own thriller.
When Edmund Wilson suggests that she translate Proust?s letters, she sets off for Paris with ?Ma?s sables,? her typewriter, charcoal briquettes to keep herself warm (in postwar 1947), a case of bourbon and letters of introduction from people like May Sarton and Harold Nicolson to people like George Balanchine and Julian Huxley.
We are with her every step of the way as she makes the Proustian world come to life again, from the aristocratic salons of the Faubourg Saint-Germain to her poignant meetings with Celeste Albaret, Proust?s legendary housekeeper and companion.
Über den Autor: Mina Curtiss, sister of Lincoln Kirstein, was born in Boston in 1898. A graduate of Smith College, she taught there for many years. Among her best known-works are "Letters of Marcel Proust", "Bizet and His World", and "A Forgotten Empress: Anna Ivanovna and Her Era, 1730-1740.
Buchbeschreibung Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Very good condition book, Excellent Return & Refund Policy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers WH1885586361
Buchbeschreibung 1978. Soft cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 1978 Ed. Standard used condition. May have some wear, highlighting, notes, creasing, previous owner's name, different cover images, etc (the dust cover may be missing). Fast & reliable delivery. Exceptional customer service. May ship from alternate location depending on your zip code and availability. Buchnummer des Verkäufers R00186
Buchbeschreibung Helen Marx Books / Books & Co, 2005. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1885586361
Buchbeschreibung Helen Marx Books / Books & Co, 2005. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG1885586361