Marcel Proust in the Mirror of His Corrrespondence
Jürgen Ritte and Reiner Speck
Marcel Proust, author of Remembrance of Things Past, was nothing if not an avid correspondent: and after he withdrew from society to his cork-lined room, his correspondence seems to have become the only link between the inner and outside worlds. Scholars are fascinated by his letters because they show how the author’s three-volume masterwork was plotted and planned over a ten-year period. This unprecedented book includes is a chronicle of Proust’s life, commentary on the letters, a bibliographical compilation of the editions of correspondence, and – most fascinatingly – facsimiles of many letters, showing addresses, omissions, allusions and crossings-out, revealing a remarkable amount about Proust’s mysterious private life. Only published in French and German.
9 x 12 1/2 inches / 390 pp / 700 color
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