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eBook The Year of Reading Proust: A Memoir in Real Time ePub

by Marcel Proust,Phyllis Rose

  • ISBN: 0684839849
  • Category: History and Criticism
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Marcel Proust,Phyllis Rose
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Scribner; First Edition edition (October 8, 1997)
  • Pages: 272
  • ePub book: 1405 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1892 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 604

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Start by marking The Year of Reading Proust: A Memoir .

Start by marking The Year of Reading Proust: A Memoir in Real Time as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. The connection with Marcel Proust is so slight – a tiny bit at the beginning and a few pages at the end – that I would not recommend it to anyone interested only in the Proust angle. Interesting literary trivia is that Ms. Rose is married to Laurent De Brunhoff of Babar fame, and there are lots of references to authors and books.

Am I glad I bought "A Year of Reading Proust"? Yes. (at a discount price) Would I pick it up again? Yes.

For a long time I used to try to read Proust," recalls Phyllis Rose, evoking both the somnolent opening salvo of Remembrance of Things Past and her own resistance to that mighty, melancholic masterpiece. Am I glad I bought "A Year of Reading Proust"? Yes. The result is an irresistible hybrid of autobiography, rumination, and lit crit, in which the author puts one Proustian principle after another into action

Book Format: Paperback. As Rose learned, you don't have to live through an unhappy childhood or celebrity adulthood to write an autobiography.

Book Format: Paperback. You just need patience, candor, and a close-to-scientific passion for truth. She begins to learn how to navigate the intricacies of Proust's novels, at the same time reflecting on the course of her own life. With striking honesty, Rose writes about marriage, friendship, childbirth, and her own mortality.

A row with her Key West landlady involving potted palms and banana treees; hectic preparations for a dinner honoring a mystery guest (who turns out to be Salman Rushdie); her friend Annie Dillard's cancer scare; and her own mother's halting progress toward death-these and other events take biographer Rose (Jazz Cleopatra: Josephine Baker in Her Time

Phyllis Rose introduces the reader to Proust Phyllis Rose encourages and inspires the reader to have their own personal and rewarding remembrance of things.

Phyllis Rose introduces the reader to Proust.

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This volume also includes the indispensable Guide to Proust, an index to all six volumes of the novel

Time Regained & a Guide to Proust. Years later, after the war's end, Proust's narrator returns to Paris, where Mme. Verdurin has become the Princesse de Guermantes. This volume also includes the indispensable Guide to Proust, an index to all six volumes of the novel. The final volume of a new, definitive text of A la recherche du temps perdu was published by the Bibliotheque de la Pleiade in 1989.

National Endowment for Humanities fellow, 1973-1974; Rockefeller Foundation fellow, 1984-1985; Guggenheim fellow, 1985. The Year of reading Proust, A Memoir of Real Time. 6WYBG/?tag prabook0b-20. The Year of Reading Proust: A Memoir in Real Time Hardcover October 8, 1997. VE5LY/?tag prabook0b-20. Year of Reading Proust a Memoir In Real.

Rose has a son, Ted Rose, from her first marriage, which ended in 1975. In 1990 she married Laurent de Brunhoff, the French-born author and illustrator of the Babar the Elephant books.

A professor of English who tried unsuccessfully for many years to read Proust and who committed herself to reading all of his works writes about her own life as it became intertwined with his characters in a powerful and humorous combination. 25,000 first printing.

Comments

fire dancer fire dancer
I found this book to be kind of depressing. In the first part of the book the author writes some sentences that sound a lot like Proust. I found that interesting and was looking forward to reading more about her contemporary life described in those terms and also perhaps about Proust's book that I have been reading intermittently for the last 30 years, now on the second time through, still hard to grasp.
Instead, it turned into sort of 'chick lit' tale about her zany times being in with the in-crowd of the New York literary scene. The cover of the book seemed deceptive. It seems serious and having to do with Proust's obsession with getting in bed and what happens in the mind between awake and sleep. But the writing in Rose's book seemed more like Bridget Jones diary, amusing.

There is a party described in Rose's book, at her place in the Florida Keys for Salman Rushdie. Imagine such a party described by Proust, instead we get a description of Rose being busy about the caterer and getting enough chairs, etc., then its over and there has been no description at all about the guests and conversations at the party at all, as would have run to 100s of pages of Proust's writing.
So that is what I find depressing, what I consider to be a special world view and style is here treated as a sort of clever hook and decoration. This woman may well have read 'In Search of Lost Time' that year, but it didn't have any impact on her sensibility as a writer.
Άνουβις Άνουβις
Monsieur Proust would have had a field day mocking the pretensions of this elitist piece of tripe that has little to do with his masterwork and everything to do with the self-indulgent Dr. Rose. Dr Rose enjoys literary parties, collecting antiquities and prints, and watching television. Who cares. Does this offer us any insight into In Search of Lost Time? Emphatically it does not. A waste of my time and yours.
Throw her heart Throw her heart
What is the justification for this book?

Look, I appreciate the fact that Phyllis Rose may come from a context where people who have negotiated the whole of Proust are scarce as hens' teeth, but that doesn't mean the rest of us do. Among my friends, at least, this achievement isn't so rare: none of us would have been so self-absorbed as to consider the feat book-worthy!

Was Rose so taken with herself that this alone was reason for writing an entire book? Sheesh. At least Jacobs' chronicle of his supposedly reading the entire Britannica: The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World was memorably recorded, while Shea's muddling through the OED Reading the OED: One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages at least contained lots of amusement. Rose can offer no insights even remotely comparable to theirs.

No wonder there are so many of them available for a penny!
Kulafyn Kulafyn
Fascinating book, highly recommended. I'll be giving this as a gift to a few people this Christmas.
Ausstan Ausstan
I almost stopped reading the book trying to get through the Prologue by the author. I have finished the first marriage and wll struggle to finish the book - only reading it because it is on the Book Club's list for next time.
Erennge Erennge
The author's observations and insights are as fascinating as the lives and marriages of the people she describes.
Cells Cells
Excellent writing.
Interesting read.