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Marcel Proust

A Life, with a New Preface by the Author (Henry McBride Series in Modernism and Modernity)

William C. Carter


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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (2/1/2002)
Hardcover (3/1/2000)


The extraordinary life and times of Marcel Proust, one of the greatest literary voices of the twentieth century, by "Proust's definitive biographer" (Harold Bloom) Based on a wealth of letters, memoirs, workbooks, and manuscripts unavailable before, the book examines Proust’s character and development as an artist, the glittering Parisian world of which he was a part, and the passions that enabled him to write his masterpiece, In Search of Lost Time.

“Serious, thoughtful, well-balanced, well-informed. . . . Carter is the kind of reader Proust hoped for, one who understands that a great work compels us to become better readers of ourselves.”—Victor Brombert, Los Angeles Times

“An impeccably researched and well-paced narrative that brings vividly and credibly to life not only the writer himself but also the changing world he knew.”—Roger Pearson, New York Times Book Review Named a Notable Book of 2000 by the New York Times Book Review

Praise For Marcel Proust: A Life, with a New Preface by the Author (Henry McBride Series in Modernism and Modernity)

“Carter’s greatest contribution to date . . . [a] towering biography of Proust, meticulously researched and accessibly written.”—Adam Watt, H-France Review
— Adam Watt

Yale University Press, 9780300191790, 1000pp.

Publication Date: April 16, 2013

About the Author

William C. Carter, professor emeritus of French at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is the author of Proust in Love and a new, fully annotated edition of Proust’s classic Swann’s Way.