Pleasures and Regrets

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Peter Owen, 2000 - Fiction - 221 pages
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This was Proust’s first published work, appearing when he was only 25, and it consists of stories, sketches, and thematic writings on a variety of subjects. The attitudes reflect many of the characteristics of the fin de siècle, yet Proust illumined them with the unique shafts of observation and gift of analysis that he was later to perfect in The Remembrance of Things Past. This book is a period piece of intricate delights and subtle flavors that will be relished by the author’s many admirers.

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User Review  - Sean Chick - Goodreads

Beautiful characters portraits are matched here with an eye for detail. Proust seems to be that rare thing, the romantic realist. Read full review

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User Review  - Cameron - Goodreads

An uninspiring collection of short stories by a young Proust. This collection reminds me of the dismal Memoirs of a Madman, the work of a young Flaubert struggling to find his voice. What Proust would ... Read full review


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About the author (2000)

Marcel Proust was the author of A la Recherche du temps perdu (The Remembrance of Things Past). He was awarded the prestigious Prix Goncourt in 1919 for its second section.

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