Marcel Proust's Search for Lost Time

A Reader's Guide to The Remembrance of Things Past

Author: Patrick Alexander

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307475602

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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An accessible, irreverent guide to one of the most admired—and entertaining—novels of the past century: Rememberance of Things Past. There is no other guide like this; a user-friendly and enticing entry into the marvelously enjoyable world of Proust. At seven volumes, three thousand pages, and more than four hundred characters, as well as a towering reputation as a literary classic, Proust’s novel can seem daunting. But though begun a century ago, in 1909, it is in fact as engaging and relevant to our times as ever. Patrick Alexander is passionate about Proust’s genius and appeal—he calls the work “outrageously bawdy and extremely funny”—and in his guide he makes it more accessible to the general reader through detailed plot summaries, historical and cultural background, a guide to the fifty most important characters, maps, family trees, illustrations, and a brief biography of Proust. Essential for readers and book groups currently reading Proust and who want help keeping track of the huge cast and intricate plot, this Reader’s Guide is also a wonderful introduction for students and new readers and a memory-refresher for long-time fans.

Life Stories: A Guide to Reading Interests in Memoirs, Autobiographies, and Diaries

Author: Maureen O'Connor

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610691466

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 723

View: 474

Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. • A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title • Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources • Detailed indexes provide further points of access

Proust's Way: A Field Guide to In Search of Lost Time

Author: Roger Shattuck

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393321807

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 290

View: 2765

Now in paperback, this illuminating work serves as both an introduction to Proust--perhaps Europe's most enduring 20th-century novelist--and a searching reinterpretation of his work, particularly the masterpiece "In Search of Lost Time".

Reference Guide to World Literature: Authors

Author: Sara Pendergast,Tom Pendergast

Publisher: Detroit : St. James Press

ISBN: 9781558624917

Category: Literature

Page: 1730

View: 546

Online version of the 2-vol. work issued by St. James Press, 2003, in series St. James reference guides.

World Historical Fiction

An Annotated Guide to Novels for Adults and Young Adults

Author: Lynda G. Adamson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573560665

Category: Fiction

Page: 719

View: 9379

An annotated bibliography covering the best in historical fiction set all around the world

Good fiction guide

Author: Jane Rogers,Hermione Lee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 511

View: 9214

Let this guide help you choose a book that you really want to read from over 4,200 titles.Featuring both subject essays and over 1,100 alphabetically arranged entries on writers ranging from Maeve Binchy to Emile Zola, this is an invaluable guide for anyone trying to find their way around the mass of fiction in bookshops.34 well-recognised authors and critics introduce literary genres. John Sutherland on Classics, Val McDermid on Thrillers, and Michele Roberts on France are just a few of the experts who recommend their personal top twelve favourite reads within their subject areas.Covering a wide range of fiction; classical and contemporary, literary and popular, British and foreign; each entry also suggests other authors who deal with similar subject matters or write in the same genre. The entries aim to provide a flavour of each writer's work and give recommendations ofwhich of their books to read.A snapshot of English literature at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

Buyer's Guide

1999-2000

Author: William White

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Library science

Page: N.A

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Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature: K-R

Author: Anne Marie Hacht,Dwayne D. Hayes

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9781414431376

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 4

View: 8678

Covers world authors from many periods and genres, building an understanding of the various contexts -- from the biographical to the literary to the historical -- in which literature can be viewed. Identifies the significant literary devices and global themes that define a writer's style and place the author in a larger literary tradition as chronicled and evaluated by critics over time.

Books in Print 2009-2010

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835250191

Category: Publishers' catalogs

Page: N.A

View: 4356