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“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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Yale French Studies, Number 128
Revisiting Marie Vieux Chauvet: Paradoxes of the Postcolonial Feminine

Eternity's Sunrise
The Imaginative World of William Blake

Joshua 1-12
A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary

Making Make-Believe Real
Politics as Theater in Shakespeare's Time

Yale French Studies, Number 127
Animots: Postanimality in French Thought

The Little Review "Ulysses"

Machado de Assis
A Literary Life

Kander and Ebb

Cervantes' "Don Quixote"

Languages of the Night
Minor Languages and the Literary Imagination in Twentieth-Century Ireland and Europe

Theater of the Avant-Garde, 1890-1950
A Critical Anthology

A Life in Works

Oscar Wilde's Chatterton
Literary History, Romanticism, and the Art of Forgery

The War That Used Up Words
American Writers and the First World War

Those Who Write for Immortality
Romantic Reputations and the Dream of Lasting Fame


The Allure of the Archives

Ukrainian Nationalism
Politics, Ideology, and Literature, 1929-1956

Why the Romantics Matter

The Virtue of Sympathy
Magic, Philosophy, and Literature in Seventeenth-Century England

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