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This is an auction for MARCEL PROUST by Jean-Yves Tadie.

"This mammoth new biography of Marcel Proust has already been a best seller in France. Tadi is one of the world's leading scholars of Proust, about whom he has been publishing books since 1958. The author, who was editor of the Pleiade edition of In Search of Lost Time, delves into all aspects of Proust's life, including his middle-class childhood, his asthma, being a writer in the 1890s, and his homosexuality. The book is also a work of literary criticism. Tadi not only analyses In Search of Lost Time but the books, paintings, music, and other influences that led Proust to write his masterpiece. Tadi argues that the biographer must interpret the facts of the subject's life and make choices based on those facts. This is especially difficult in Proust's case as he divulged little about his inner life after he left school. While much of his correspondence survives, many key letters do not, including those to his secretary, Alfred Agostinelli. However, Tadi has left no stone unturned in this magnificent biography, certain to be a standard for years to come. Highly recommended."
- Library Journal (US)

"Tadi, a professor of literature at the Sorbonne, constructs a model of the novelist's intellectual progress and literary development. Tadi arguably knows Proust and his great work better than any previous biographer; his narrative skilfully meshes the creation of A la recherche with all the aspects of Proust's life that inspired and informed it."
- Publishers Weekly (US)

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Hardback 2000.

586 pages + photographs.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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