Proust's Duchess: How Three Celebrated Women Captured the Imagination of Fin-de-Siecle Paris

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  • English
  • Hardcover
Proust's Duchess: How Three Celebrated Women Captured the Imagination of Fin-de-Siecle Paris

╘ Free Download ⛄ Proust's Duchess: How Three Celebrated Women Captured the Imagination of Fin-de-Siecle Paris ▬ Book Author Caroline Weber ◂ The great strength of this literary history from Weber lies in its sheer accumulation of detail, which paints a granular picture of the ultra wealthy milieu that provided the subject matter for Marcel Prousts la recherche du temps perduWeber reveals the darker side of a culture that contributed little to the larger society while spending lavishly on its own whimsThe final impression is one of a topical warning against the accumulation of vast wealth for its own sake Readers will be impressed when they reach the end of this lengthy book, nearly every page of which offers factual riches, served up with precise and witty prose Publishers Weekly A captivating triple biographyFocusing on three alluring women who were objects of Prousts fascination, Weber portrays in rich detail a French aristocracy threatened by profound social and political changeWeber offers intimate details of their love affairs, betrayals, friendships, and rivalries their worries over money and statusShe recounts vividly the plush ambience, dress, and dcor of their chteaux and palaces as well as the parties and salons peopled by royalty, artists, and writers who mesmerized the young, aspiring, impressionable Proust A palpable, engrossing portrait of three extraordinary women and their tempestuous, fragile world Kirkus Reviews starred review Thanks to her astonishing, prize worthy research, Caroline Weber knows about the three real women Proust modelled the Duchesse de Guermantes on than the mythologizing Proust himself did This is social history at its best Edmund White, author of Marcel Proust A Life. A necessary companion for lovers of Proust s vast melancholy vision, Weber s equally vast social history explores the late 19th Parisian monde of salons and masked balls, lit by the meticulous, mad obsession of its most elite residents to hold all the forces of the modern world at bay.Tom Reiss, author of The Black Count Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo This delicious feast of a book combines narrative flair,literary scholarship,original new material,a sharp,flamboyanteye for society and literature high and low,a style as elegant and playful as its subjectsthree remarkable womenin late 19th Century Pariswho are accompanied onstage by acast of writers, from Proust to Maupassant, princes, actresses, politicians, journalists, artists, courtesans, to create a superb, original and irresistible study of a time and a place and the great art it created Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of The Romanovsand The Moscow Trilogy of Novels Better than Proust Ccile David Weill, author of The Suitorsand CrushCAROLINE WEBER is a professor of French and Comparative Literature at Barnard College, Columbia University she has also taught at the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton She is the author of Queen of Fashion What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution 2006 She has written for The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, Financial Times, London Review of Books, The Wall Street Journal, and New York magazine She lives in New York City. 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