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  Marcel Proust Letters, Articles, Translations
One of Marcel Proust's friends (Georges de Lauris) once commented that he "would have been hard put to it even to order a lamb chop in a restaurant in English".
One of Proust's literary pastiches, in the style of Henri de Régnier, poet and novelist (1864-1936).
From the Bibliothèque Nationale Marcel Proust exhibition catalogue 1965, from Corréspondance Générale Correspondance avec Madame Straus, Plon 1936 and the Kolb-Proust archive.
www.yorktaylors.free-online.co.uk   (1420 words)

 Proust, Marcel. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Proust’s semiautobiographical novel cycle is superficially concerned with its hero’s development through childhood and through youthful love affairs to the point of commitment to literary endeavor.
In Proust’s scheme the individual is isolated, society is false and ruled by snobbery, and artistic endeavor is raised to a religion and is superior to nature.
Proust’s ability to interpret innermost experience in terms of such eternal forces as time and death created a profound and protean world view and his work has influenced generations of novelists and thinkers.
www.bartleby.com /65/pr/Proust-M.html   (497 words)

 Marcel Proust: Biography
Marcel Proust was born in Auteuil as the son of an eminent doctor, Adrien Proust, and his wife, Jeanne Weil, who was from an Alsatian Jewish family.
Proust's unpublished works from this period, Jean Santeuil, (an autobiographical work which was never finished) and Contre Sainte-Beuve, (the latter an attack of the criticism of Sainte-Beuve), were discovered in the 1950s.
To the age of 35 Proust lived the life of a social climber in the Paris salons, although he worked for a short time as a lawyer and was also active in the Dreyfuss affair (of which he wrote extensively in A la Recherché) like Émile Zola and other artists and intellectuals.
www.studiocleo.com /librarie/proust/text.html   (1161 words)

 Wikinfo | Marcel Proust   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Proust was born in Paris, the son of a famous doctor.
Proust's multifaceted vision is enthralling: he is both drastic satirist and the nanoscopic analyst of introspective consciousness; explorer of nuances of human sexuality and ethical wisdom writer; crucially, he is the creator of unforgettable major (more than 40) characters who are growing and corroding in the river of Time.
Proust died in 1922 and is buried in the Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Marcel_Proust   (494 words)

 Marcel Proust (1871-1922)
Marcel Proust was born to bourgeois parents living in Paris.
Proust had begun in autumn 1895 a novel which he later abandoned in autumn 1899 and never finished.
Proust died of pneumonia on November 18, 1922.
www.library.uiuc.edu /kolbp/Proust.htm   (589 words)

 Amazon.ca: Marcel Proust: Books: Jean Tadie   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
In the case of Marcel Proust, the task is complicated by the subject's own hostility to the genre; in his essay "Contre Sainte-Beuve," Proust argued that writers should be judged by their books and not by the facts of their life.
There is something unsettling about reading Proust for the first time: the extravagantly-long sentences, the concentration on emotion and aesthetic experience, the depth of perception he invests in his characters, and the extended attention he pays to their everyday conversations and experiences.
Proust's world is so all-encompassing, and his style is so poetic and distinctive, that he creates a desire in the reader to learn French just to savor his creativity in its original power, and to visit France to see first-hand the places which excited his extraordinary descriptions.
www.amazon.ca /Marcel-Proust-Jean-Tadie/dp/0141002034   (2426 words)

 Marcel Proust. Biography and complete works
Marcel Proust was born into an upper middle class family in Auteuil, near Paris, in 1871, that had strong scientific and artistic interests.
Proust was plagued with ill health, having asthma from the age of nine.
Proust is generally regarded, on the basis of Remembrance of Things Past, as the greatest French novelist of the 20th century and pioneer of the modern novel.
www.booksfactory.com /writers/proust.htm   (881 words)

 Marcel Proust   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Marcel Proust was born in 1871 in Paris.
Proust sided with the Dreyfusards, but the contoversy, which was not to be resolved until 1906, fostered a disenchantment in Proust with the military and social heroes he had formerly celebrated.
Proust's first lover was Reynaldo Hahn, a Jewish composer and singer from Venezuela whom Proust met when he was 22 and continued to see for two years.
www.cemetery.org /Lachaise/proust.html   (667 words)

 Marcel Proust
Proust is an impressionist, Proust loves his "living ego" which is not particularly whole and well constructed in itself but, on the contrary, shifting, capricious and occasionally morbid.
This is why, for Proust, the whole, finished structure only has meaning in so far as it brings order to a series of isolated moments, or, occasionally, to whole systems of moments, but it has no aim in itself.
Proust's style - with its cloudy, colloidal, honeyed consistency and extraordinarily aromatic sweetness - is the only medium fitted to induce tens of thousands of readers to join you enthusiastically in reliving your not particularly significant life, recognising therein some peculiar significance and surrendering themselves to this long drawn out pleasure with undisguised delight.
www.marxists.org /archive/lunachar/works/proust.htm   (2132 words)

 Marcel Proust
MARCEL PROUST was born in Auteuil in 1871.
Marcel Proust documented his existence so lavishly--albeit in fictional form--that many of his biographers have functioned as little more than code-breakers, doggedly translating art back into life.
Proust's substantial reputation as an extreme case of something - longwindedness, psychological vivisection, the snobbery of letters, salvation by memory - rests not on wide readership but on a myth of uniqueness defended by a dedicated few.
www.queertheory.com /histories/p/proust_marcel.htm   (1092 words)

 BookRags: Marcel Proust Biography
Marcel Proust was born to wealthy bourgeois parents on July 10, 1871, in Auteuil, a suburb of Paris.
In the meantime, Proust was creating a name for himself in high society as a brilliant conversationalist with an ear for speech patterns that enabled him to mimic others with devastating ease and accuracy.
But Proust was primarily concerned with portraying not reality but its perception by his narrator, Marcel, and its capacity to provoke and reveal Marcel's permanent self, normally hidden by habit and social intercourse.
www.bookrags.com /biography/marcel-proust   (1429 words)

 Marcel Proust
Marcel Proust was born in Auteuil, near Paris, the son of an eminent doctor, Adrien Proust, and his wife, Jeanne Weil, who was from a well-to-do Alsatian Jewish family.
To the age of 35 Proust lived the life of a snob and social climber in the salons, although he worked for a short time as a lawyer and was active in the Dreyfuss affair, like Émile Zola and other artists and intellectuals.
Marcel's childhood memories start to flow when he tastes a madeleine cake dipped in linden tea such as he was given as a child.
www.kirjasto.sci.fi /proust.htm   (1765 words)

 Hörbücher von Marcel Proust - Titelübersicht und Biographie
Ein Jahr später beendet Marcel Proust seinen Militärdienst und schreibt sich an der juristischen Fakultät ein.
Ein Jahr später wird Proust eine weitere außerordentliche Auszeichnung zuteil: Er wird zum Ritter der Ehrenlegion ernannt.
Prousts Kunstfertigkeit bildet das Verrinnen der Zeit und das Strömen der Erinnerungen auch sprachlich nach, und dem Sprecher Peter Matic gelingt es, diese Musikalität, das Fließen und das wechselnde Tempo der Sprache in seiner Lesung nachzuvollziehen.
www.medienshop2000.de /marcel_proust.html   (1262 words)

 glbtq >> literature >> Proust, Marcel
Marcel Proust is the author of A la recherche du temps perdu, one of the major achievements of Modernism and a great gay novel.
Proust had a comfortable and protected bourgeois childhood--all the more cosseted after the age of nine when he had the first in a lifelong sequence of debilitating asthma attacks.
Proust also had encounters that were purely sexual, these invariably with men of a lower social class.
www.glbtq.com /literature/proust_m.html   (717 words)

 Books & Reading: Book Reviews
Proust's simultaneous status as an outsider and an insider – White calls him a "playboy-monk" – enabled him to create his masterpiece.
At times, Proust was remarkably open about his affairs, and no one who knew him thought he was heterosexual, though in some ways he was extremely closeted.
After the novelist Jean Lorrain implied in print that he was gay, Proust challenged him to a duel; they fired their pistols symbolically into the air and went on about their business.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/style/books/reviews/marcelproust0301.htm   (423 words)

 Amazon.ca: Penguin Lives Marcel Proust: Books: Edmund White   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
By now Proust is perhaps the least mysterious of writers, blessed with several good biographies and many excellent studies (helpfully noted in White's bibliography); but while White claims that his work owes "everything" to the most recent of Proust's biographers, Jean-Yves Tadie, no one can match White's sensibility or his sympathy for the subject.
Proust was the first writer to write extensively about homosexuality, both male and female, but maintained a façade of heterosexuality to those who did not know him well.
Proust was a good writer, but White made a horrible work, calling Proust gay all the time and leaving the facts to the underground.
www.amazon.ca /Penguin-Lives-Marcel-Proust-Edmund/dp/0670880574   (2167 words)

 Marcel Proust Letters, Articles, Translations
One of Marcel Proust's friends (Georges de Lauris) once commented that he "would have been hard put to it even to order a lamb chop in a restaurant in English".
One of Proust's literary pastiches, in the style of Henri de Régnier, poet and novelist (1864-1936).
From the Bibliothèque Nationale Marcel Proust exhibition catalogue 1965, from Corréspondance Générale Correspondance avec Madame Straus, Plon 1936 and the Kolb-Proust archive.
www.yorktaylors.free-online.co.uk /index.htm   (1348 words)

 Fictionwise eBooks: Marcel Proust
Marcel Proust was born in the Parisian suburb of Auteuil on July 10, 1871.
His father, Adrien Proust, was a doctor celebrated for his work in epidemiology; his mother, Jeanne Weil, was a stockbroker's daughter of Jewish descent.
Proust was very attached to his mother, and after her death in 1905 he spent some time in a sanitorium.
www.fictionwise.com /eBooks/MarcelProusteBooks.htm   (966 words)

 Proust's Way (Excerpt)
Proust's first critics were at a terrible disadvantage; they had to interpret the whole from a few parts.
Proust was the first of a long line of farmers and tradesman to leave Illiers.
Mme Proust, fifteen years younger than her husband, was the highly educated, art-loving daughter of a wealthy stockbroker.
www.wwnorton.com /catalog/spring01/proustex.htm   (7072 words)

 Marcel Proust
The narrator of Proust's novel, not coincidentally named Marcel, explains that the idea for the book came to him one day when he tasted a small pastry called a madeleine that had been dipped in tea.
Proust died in 1922 while he was still revising the last volumes of the novel, and a definitive version of the complete seven-volume book wasn't published in France until the 1950s.
Several new biographies of Proust were also published, and a comic book based on the first volume of Proust's novel appeared in France, selling more than 12,000 copies in the first three months of its release.
amsaw.org /amsaw-ithappenedinhistory-071004-proust.html   (962 words)

 The Paris Pages; Marcel Proust - A la recherche des temps perdu
Marcel Proust: born 10 July 1871 in Auteuil, near Paris, France died 18 November 1922, Paris.
Proust is remembered principally for his master work À la recherche du temps perdu (1913 - 1927; variously translated as "Remberance of Things Past" or "In Search of Lost Time"), a six volume novel based on his life, the last two volumes being published posthumously.
Marcel himself was the first of two children, his brother Robert arriving on the scene two years later.
www.paris.org /Kiosque/jul01/marcel.proust.html   (1389 words)

 Campus Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Her speech, entitled "In Bed with Proust", described the intimate details of Proust's living quarters and how the elements of the room symbolized what made up the eccentric traits of the famed author.
Proust moved into the apartment after his parents' death in 1905, and many of the furniture pieces were heirlooms from his deceased mother, with whom he had had a strong relationship.
Proust himself was somewhat taken with the Orient, and being an invalid for the second half of his life, would lie in bed in a Japanese housecoat, described by Fuss using the words of other critics as "sedentary but regal."
www.campustimes.org /media/paper371/news/2002/12/05/News/Professor.Discusses.Life.Of.Proust-338101.shtml   (447 words)

 Marcel Proust - Uncyclopedia
Proust, in his first book, he wrote about, a-wrote about: Proust, in his first book, he wrote-a-wrote-a-wrote-about, Proust.
Proust's most famous work was the 1748 classic "A La Recherche de Temps Perdu" (in English "Research into Lost Secretaries").
The Germans believe that he is best read while inebriated, which is why they yell "Proust" before they drink.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Marcel_Proust   (146 words)

 Marcel Proust, In Search of Lost Time, vol. 5: The Prisoner (translated by Carol Clark), La Prisonière,
Marcel goes home, suffering torments of jealousy because he has learned that Albertine has been lying to him about her friendships with some notorious lesbians.
Time and again, Proust tells us of tragi-comic love affairs, in which the male (Swann, Marcel, St. Loup, and now again Marcel) spends his time, emotion, and wealth upon a female (Odette, Gilberte, Rachel, and now Albertine) who couldn't care less for him, and for the most part is in it only for the money.
If Marcel's sweetie were a man, and Marcel weren't an effective lover, then the beloved might well regret hanging around the apartment night after night, when he could go out and get himself properly buggered.
www.readingproust.com /prisoner.htm   (1370 words)

 The Infamous Proust Questionnaire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The young Marcel was asked to fill out questionnaires at two social events: one when he was 13, another when he was 20.
Proust did not invent this party game; he is simply the most extraordinary person to respond to them.
We see Marcel as a sweet and dreamy Mama's boy, brainy, aesthetic, a young citizen of the world with much sympathy for the feminine.
www.chick.net /proust/question.html   (866 words)

 Marcel Proust at LiteratureClassics.com -- essays, resources
Proust is remembered for his mighty work, Rememberance of Things Past which took him the last ten years of his short life to write.
Proust had two great passions in life which are portrayed in the Remembrance of Things Past, that is epistemophilia and speculophilia.
Proust had an unusual way of writing: he wrote in bed, in worn clothes, taking lots of drugs, staying all day in overheated rooms.
www.literatureclassics.com /authors/Proust   (694 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Books | Authors | Proust, Marcel
Proust spent his early writing career savouring salon society and experimenting with autobiography, criticism and imitation (he wrote pastiches of Balzac, Flaubert and others for Le Figaro).
Often cited and seldom finished, he draws mixed responses: Henry James characterised reading Proust as "inconceivable boredom associated with the most extreme ecstasy which it is possible to imagine"; Joseph Conrad bluntly saw "no emotion" in it, while Virginia Woolf had a momentary fear that Proust had achieved all that was possible in the novel.
Edmund White's slim introduction deals well with Proust's sexuality (and contains the fascinating gem that Proust donated his parents' furniture to a male brothel); the long-awaited Marcel Proust: A Life by Jean-Yves Tadié, editor of the Pleiade edition of Remembrance, is backed up by impressive research.
books.guardian.co.uk /authors/author/0,,-162,00.html   (395 words)

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