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 si cle, 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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I read somewhere that Proust is great because he's so concise, which sounds silly, considering he wrote one of the all time longest novels. But it's true- he can capture something in a sentence that ... Read full review


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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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