Pleasures and regrets

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Owen, 1986 - Fiction - 221 pages
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Originally published in 1896, Proust's first book consists of stories and sketches on a variety of subjects including love, jealousy, ambition, time, and death, themes he was later to perfect in Remembrance of Things Past. In his biography of Proust, G.D. Painter remarked that these early stories are "reservoirs of Time Lost, a vat from which, after their long steeping, Mme. Fremer, Baldassare Silvande, Hippolyta, Honore, will emerge utterly transfigured as Mme. Verdurin, Uncle Adolphe, Oriane de Guermantes, the Narrator...Proust is already speaking with authority of Time, Jealousy, Habit, Oblivion.

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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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