Marcel Proust

A Life, with a New Preface by the Author

William C. Carter

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April 16, 2013
1000 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
47 b/w illus.
ISBN: 9780300191790

Reissued with a new preface to commemorate the first publication of À la recherche du temps perdu one hundred years ago, Marcel Proust portrays in abundant detail the extraordinary life and times of one of the greatest literary voices of the twentieth century.


“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


“William C. Carter is Proust’s definitive biographer.”—Harold Bloom 


Named a Notable Book of 2000 by the New York Times Book Review

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.

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