Book Title : The Lemoine Affair

the lemoine affair

Release Date : 2012-11-06
ISBN Code : 9781612192338
Book Author : Marcel Proust
Book Publisher : Melville House
Total Pages : 100

Book Summary :

Their friend Marcel Proust had killed himself after the fall in diamond shares, a collapse that annihilated a part of his fortune. This is the first-ever translation into English of this startling tour-de-force by one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers. The Lemoine Affair was inspired by the real-life French scandal involving Henri Lemoine, who claimed he could manufacture diamonds from coal and convinced numerous people—including officers of the De Beers diamond mine company and Proust himself—to invest in the scheme. In a series of pastiches—imitations written in the style of other writers—Proust tells the story of the embarrassment rippling across high society Paris in the wake of the scandal, poking fun at himself (in one story, a character declares that Marcel Proust is so embarrassed he’s suicidal) while lampooning some of France’s greatest writers, including Flaubert, Balzac, and Saint-Simon. Full of sophisticated wit and dazzling wordplay, and rife with allusions to his friend and fictional characters, many Proust scholars see the dead-on mimicry of The Lemoine Affair—written soon after Proust’s rejection of society life—as the work by which he honed his own unique, masterly voice. The Art of The Novella Series Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers. Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literature's greatest writers. In the Art Of The Novella series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time.

Book Title : Marcel Proust and the Strategy of Reading

marcel proust and the strategy of reading

Release Date : 1980
ISBN Code : 9789027217141
Book Author : Walter Kasell
Book Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
Total Pages : 125

Book Summary :

This study examines Marcel Proust s works and his readers, starting of with the reading encounter one needs in order not to miss out on things, and ending by exploring the nature of Proust s vision. An interesting study for everyone who wants to know more about Proust and his ideas.

Book Title : Marcel Proust

marcel proust

Release Date : 1989-10-03
ISBN Code : UCSC:32106009455491
Book Author : George Duncan Painter
Book Publisher : Random House Inc
Total Pages : 782

Book Summary :

Presents the definitive Proust biography, detailing the troubled writer's childhood relationships, love affairs with women and men, and prodigious literary career

Book Title : Proust s Cup of Tea

proust s cup of tea

Release Date : 2002
ISBN Code : 0754605183
Book Author : Emily Eells
Book Publisher : Ashgate Pub Limited
Total Pages : 220

Book Summary :

Proust's Cup of Tea analyzes Proust's reading of Victorian authors, and studies the ways in which they contributed to his monumental A la recherche du temps perdu. Eells illustrates how Proust made his fictitious painter Elstir into a master of ambiguity, by modeling his works on British art. As Proust aestheticized male and female homosexuality using references to British art and letters, Eells coins the term 'Anglosexuality' to refer to intersexuality represented through intertextuality. Proust's Cup of Tea proves that Victorian culture and homoeroticism form one of the cornerstones of Proust's masterpiece.

Book Title : Marcel Proust

marcel proust

Release Date : 2000
ISBN Code : UOM:39015050112088
Book Author : Jean-Yves Tadié
Book Publisher : Viking Adult
Total Pages : 986

Book Summary :

Celebrates the life and work of the prominent twentieth-century French writer, and considers the intellectual and social universe that fed Proust's art.

Book Title : The Translation of Memories

the translation of memories

Release Date : 1999
ISBN Code : UOM:39015042566847
Book Author : P. F. Prestwich
Book Publisher : Peter Owen Limited
Total Pages : 265

Book Summary :

In 1896 Marie Nordlinger arrived in Paris to study painting. Her cousin, Reynaldo Hahn, was becoming known as a composer and his friend Marcel Proust was an aspiring novelist. P.F. Prestwich recounts the relationship between these young people.

Book Title : A Simple Heart

a simple heart

Release Date : 2011-06-21
ISBN Code : 9781612190822
Book Author : Gustave Flaubert
Book Publisher : Melville House
Total Pages : 96

Book Summary :

One single noise reached her ears now, the voice of the parrot. With an attention to the details of bourgeois life considered almost scandalous at the time, A Simple Heart will remind many why Gustave Flaubert was acclaimed as the first great master of realism. But this heart-breaking tale of a simple servant woman and her life-long search for love meant something else to Flaubert. Written near the end of his life, the work was meant to be a tribute to George Sand—who died before it was finished—and was written in answer to an argument the two were having over the importance of realism. Although the tale displays his virtuosic gift for telling detail, and is based on one of his actual servants, Flaubert said it exemplified his belief that "Beauty is the object of all my efforts." This sparkling new translation by Charlotte Mandell shows how impeccably Flaubert achieved his goal. The Art of The Novella Series Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers. Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literature's greatest writers. In the Art Of The Novella series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time.

Book Title : Close to Jedenew

close to jedenew

Release Date : 2008-06-03
ISBN Code : STANFORD:36105131790425
Book Author : Kevin Vennemann
Book Publisher : Melville House Pub
Total Pages : 130

Book Summary :

Terrified and hiding in the woods as if in a German fairy tale gone horribly awry, a group of children tell the tale of a small Polish village run amok. With no provocation from the still-distant Nazis, the farmers of tiny Jedenew unite to launch a murde

Book Title : The Horla

the horla

Release Date : 2012-11-06
ISBN Code : 9781612192468
Book Author : Guy De Maupassant
Book Publisher : Melville House
Total Pages : 96

Book Summary :

Our woe is upon us. This chilling tale of one man’s descent into madness was published shortly before the author was institutionalized for insanity, and so The Horla has inevitably been seen as informed by Guy de Maupassant’s mental illness. While such speculation is murky, it is clear that de Maupassant—hailed alongside Chekhov as father of the short story—was at the peak of his powers in this innovative precursor of first-person psychological fiction. Indeed, he worked for years on The Horla’s themes and form, first drafting it as “Letter from a Madman,” then telling it from a doctor’s point of view, before finally releasing the terrified protagonist to speak for himself in its devastating final version. In a brilliant new translation, all three versions appear here as a single volume for the first time. The Art of The Novella Series Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers. Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literature's greatest writers. In the Art Of The Novella series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time.

Book Title :

Release Date : 2009
ISBN Code : 9789660347588
Book Author : Андрей Курков
Book Publisher : Folio
Total Pages : 254

Book Summary :

Журналист Виктор Золотарев получает необычное задание от крупной газеты: писать некрологи на видных влиятельных людей, хотя все они пока еще живы. Постепенно он понимает, что стал участником крупной игры теневых структур, выйти из которой живым оказывается почти нереальной задачей. Роман стал первой книгой автора из СНГ, попавшей в десятку лучших европейских бестселлеров.

Book Title : Palimpsests

palimpsests

Release Date : 1997-01
ISBN Code : 0803270291
Book Author : Gärard Genette
Book Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages : 490

Book Summary :

A palimpsest is "a written document, usually on vellum or parchment, that has been written upon several times, often with remnants of erased writing still visible". Originally published in France in 1982, Gerard Genette's PALIMPSESTS examines the manifold relationships a text may have with prior texts on the same document.

Book Title :

Release Date : 2017-09-05
ISBN Code : 9785040409426
Book Author : Марсель Пруст
Book Publisher : Litres
Total Pages :

Book Summary :

Над романом «Под сенью девушек в цвету» – одной из книг цикла «В поисках утраченного времени» – Пруст кропотливо работал 10 лет, с 1909 по 1919-й, и именно эта книга принесла ему разом и успех, и славу непревзойденного стилиста.В сущности, сюжет романа – превращение мальчика в юношу, первая настоящая дружба, первая любовь, первые шаги в светском обществе, первые связи с женщинами – вполне традиционный для Франции сюжет «воспитания чувств». Однако сюжетная канва лишь обрамляет истинные достоинства этого произведения – непередаваемую красоту языка Пруста, отточенность стиля и его легендарное ювелирное внимание к деталям.