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Benjamin Taylor

“Taylor’s endeavor is not to explain the life by the novel or the novel by the life but to show how different events, different emotional upheavals, fired Proust’s imagination and, albeit sometimes completely transformed, appeared in his work. The result is a very subtle, thought-provoking book.”—Anka Muhlstein, author of Balzac’s Omelette and Monsieur Proust’s Library
Marcel Proust came into his own as a novelist comparatively late in life, yet only Shakespeare, Balzac, Dickens, Tolstoy, and Dostoyevsky were his equals when it came to creating characters as memorably human. As biographer Benjamin Taylor suggests, Proust was a literary lightweight before writing his ...

Jewish Lives

2015   224 pp.  8 b/w illus.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300164169  $25.00

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In the Name of Rome
The Men Who Won the Roman Empire

What it Means for the Middle East and the World

Myth, Memory, Trauma
Rethinking the Stalinist Past in the Soviet Union, 1953-70

The Origins of Reasonable Doubt
Theological Roots of the Criminal Trial

Stalin's Music Prize
Soviet Culture and Politics

Benjamin Franklin in London
The British Life of America's Founding Father

Beyond Crimea
The New Russian Empire

The Genesis of Roman Architecture

Life, Death, and Growing Up on the Western Front

Mourning Lincoln

Rome 1600
The City and the Visual Arts under Clement VIII

The Slave's Cause
A History of Abolition

The Troubled Rise of a Global Power

Engines of Truth
Producing Veracity in the Victorian Courtroom

Groucho Marx
The Comedy of Existence

A History of Modern South Asia
Politics, States, Diasporas

The Stronghold
How Republicans Captured Congress but Surrendered the White House

Grounds for Dreaming
Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, and the California Farmworker Movement

Nietzsche's Orphans
Music, Metaphysics, and the Twilight of the Russian Empire

The World's Oldest Church
Bible, Art, and Ritual at Dura-Europos, Syria

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