Proust in Love

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Yale University Press, 1 de out de 2008 - 280 páginas
The acclaimed Proust biographer William C. Carter portrays Proust’s amorous adventures and misadventures from adolescence through his adult years, supplying where appropriate Proust’s own sensitive, intelligent, and often disillusioned observations about love and sexuality. Proust is revealed as a man agonizingly caught between the constant fear of public exposure as a homosexual and the need to find and express love. In telling the story of Proust in love, Carter also shows how the author’s experiences became major themes in his novel In Search of Lost Time.
Carter discusses Proust’s adolescent sexual experiences, his disastrous brothel visit to cure homosexual inclinations, and his first great loves. He also addresses the duel Proust fought after the journalist Jean Lorrain alluded to his homosexuality in print, his flirtations with respectable women and high-class prostitutes, and his affairs with young men of the servant class. With new revelations about Proust’s love life and a gallery of photographs, the book provides an unprecedented glimpse of Proust’s gay Paris.

 

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Proust's writings often included events and characters from his own life. To help contemporary readers better understand the richness of the writer's world, these two scholarly but accessible works ... Ler resenha completa

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ONE Promiscuous Proust
1
TWO Mighty Hermaphrodite
17
THREE My Heart Beats Only for You
31
FOUR Jalousie
47
FIVE A Nun of Speed
69
SIX Where Fair Strangers Abound
79
SEVEN Lovesick
112
EIGHT Grieving and Forgetting
123
NINE The Night Prowler
139
TEN The Boys from the Ritz
159
ELEVEN Love Is Divine
184
Notes
205
Index
245
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