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  • Title: Marcel Proust's Search for Lost Time: A Reader's Guide to the Remembrance of Things Past
  • Author: Patrick Alexander
  • ISBN: 9780307472328
  • Page: 190
  • Format: Paperback

  • Marcel Proust's Search for Lost Time: A Reader's Guide to the Remembrance of Things Past By Patrick Alexander An accessible, irreverent guide to one of the most admired and entertaining novels of the past century Rememberance of Things Past There is no other guide like this a user friendly and enticing entry into the marvelously enjoyable world of Proust.At seven volumes, three thousand pages, and than four hundred characters, as well as a towering reputation as a literaAn accessible, irreverent guide to one of the most admired and entertaining novels of the past century Rememberance of Things Past There is no other guide like this a user friendly and enticing entry into the marvelously enjoyable world of Proust.At seven volumes, three thousand pages, and than four hundred characters, as well as a towering reputation as a literary classic, Proust s novel can seem daunting But though begun a century ago, in 1909, it is in fact as engaging and relevant to our times as ever Patrick Alexander is passionate about Proust s genius and appeal he calls the work outrageously bawdy and extremely funny and in his guide he makes it accessible to the general reader through detailed plot summaries, historical and cultural background, a guide to the fifty most important characters, maps, family trees, illustrations, and a brief biography of Proust Essential for readers and book groups currently reading Proust and who want help keeping track of the huge cast and intricate plot, this Reader s Guide is also a wonderful introduction for students and new readers and a memory refresher for long time fans.
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    Commentaires:

    Sean Kottke
    This could be considered a weightier, better written Cliff s Notes to Proust, but I found it an indispensable companion for my reading of In Search of Lost Time, given the fifteen year time span that it took me to read it and the complexity of Proust s project of writing an essay in the form of a novel It was helpful for validating my impressions of the big ideas in each segment of the book and refreshing my memory of characters identities, biographies and relationships The historical context es [...]

    Petra
    I enjoyed this companion read to Proust s Remembrance of Things Past I would read a book by Proust, read the chapter in Patrick Alexander s book, etc If I lost track of a character, I d check the character list in this book After finishing Proust, I read the sections on the history of France at the time of Proust, the Dreyfus Affair and Paris in the time of Proust This is an interesting and informative addition to reading Proust.

    Braden
    I m not entirely sure why this book was written It comes off as a slightly heftier Cliff s Notes version of In Search of Lost Time, with the bulk of the pages devoted to plot synopses and character descriptions To devote so much space to the plot and characters of Proust is to miss the point entirely While this might be useful as a bedside reference to help sort out the numerous characters in Proust and for that reason I gave it two stars instead of less , it falls far short of the ground covere [...]

    Jim
    This is a great, non academic guide to Proust The book summaries, character descriptions, and background information are presented in clear language and logical order designed for the readers of Proust rather than for researchers.After second read Confirmed in my opinion that this book is a great support for Proust without having to become a Proust scholar to understand it Having gone through the book twice now, I feel well prepared for the 2013 year of reading Proust Will also be looking at add [...]

    Aron
    Since reading Proust can take years, this guide provides a useful summary of the books and characters which can serve as a refresher between books I am just about to start book 4, and it s been months since I finished book 3, so the book summaries were a good reminder of the story thus far The short biography and background chapters are also useful On the whole, though, there aren t any great or even new insights here Mary Ann Caws book covers most of the same info found in these background chap [...]

    Alex
    This was simply a very very very very long Cliff s Notes It would be helpful as a reference guide, but since it is titled a reader s guide I thought it was going to offer helpful insight as I made my way through Proust s enormous and somewhat treacherous text Rather, it gave boring summaries of everything I just read, including very lengthy often whole page quotes I just read it, so why would I want to read it again here The best section was a historical guide to Proust s Paris, including sexual [...]

    Ani
    A very useful reference for those like me who keep forgetting who s who and miss things because they lose track of what is going on by the time they get to the end of one of Proust s long sentences If I was able to maintain focus and read all of Remembrance of Things Past consecutively, maybe I wouldn t need such a guide But If you re like me and tackle the novels with significant time in between, then the character outlines, plot synopsis, contextual points and suggestions for further reading i [...]

    Devon
    Alright as a reference for overview of the plot and biographical info on Proust Stylistically quite bad though, and I didn t agree with Alexander about which parts of the novel were most compelling and which were boring Also, horrible as a reading companion if you are reading the novel for the first time, as there are huge spoilers the whole way along DO NOT READ WITHOUT COMPLETING THE NOVEL

    Chris Flick
    I wish that I had read this before I read The Remembrance of Things Past The author provides an excellent summary of the plot, as well as detailed descriptions of each character, and insight into Proust s Paris and the relationship of his book to French history Now I want to go back and read The Remembrance of Things Past again.

    Lynne-marie
    Useful to a total newcomer to Proust, and the Character guide a definite plus as one wends one s way through the great work, but as to content, not so hot.

    Federico
    Under the spell of LA RECHERCHE DU TEMPS PERDU since closing the last volume of the series Haven t found a book as satisfyingly dense, as creative, as generous, since then Start a book, leave it, start another, drop it You know the feeling Then I found the magical MONSIEUR PROUST S LIBRAIRY, and now, this wonderful overview of the entire TEMPS PERDU While I doubt this book can serve as an introduction to Proust s masterpiece for someone who has not read it too many references to events and chara [...]

    Gerbik
    Over about 5 years, in sporadic but devoted bouts, I ve read vol 1 of Proust twice and volume 2 once Modern Library Enright editions In beginning vol 3, THE GUERMANTES WAY, I decided to use this reader s guide to catch up and review what I d already imbibed For that purpose it s mostly great, and overall this is a really excellent and inspiring book as in, it inspires you to delve further into Proust s world However, there were definitely some very unwelcome spoilers in the synopses of vol 1 and [...]

    Sammy
    Very well done It s important to note this is a reader s guide, not an analytical book, as Alexander notes in his commentary, he restricts himself or less to the narrative sides of things If you re looking for a bit of a scholarly analysis ,read David Ellison s Reader s Guide, and then go to Roger Shattuck and the other books of essays But this is very nicely done, particularly with a list of places and characters in the second half More importantly, this is a clear and concise precis of the b [...]

    Leah
    I tried to read Marcel Proust great cycle A la recherche du temps perdu in my early twenties, but gave it up quite fast Reading biographies on Proust and watching TV drama Un amour de Swann Swann in love 1984 gave the hints what s it all about Even if it s a spoiler Patrick Alexander s book on Proust and his novel is encouraging for anyone who one day eventually will pick up the first volume and begin the journey through all seven books Patrick Alexander give an overview of the novel and its mai [...]

    Vivienne
    This has proved an invaluable companion to my reading of Marcel Proust s In Search of Lost Time from March onward I was especially grateful for his Who s Who in Proust to assist me in keeping track of the many characters as well as to appreciate its themes I was quite disciplined in not reading ahead in the detailed summaries of each volume and read them after I d completed the book.

    Jarrod Frizzell
    Not bad I didn t use the summary while reading thank goodness too many spoilers , but did read the short part on historical context at the end of this guide prior to reading In Search of Lost Time Not knowing French history, the discussion of the Dreyfus Affair paid off immensely for reading the novel itself I did read the guide after completing the novel, and it was a nice summary.

    Marius
    Very good introduction to Remembrance of Things Past.I use this guide to remember characters and situations when I resume reading this huge book it contains very practical summaries for each of the 7 volumes, characters list and connections between them.

    Erin
    Extremely helpful and accessible.

    pianogal
    In progress read to pg 43 basically all the stuff about book 1

    Laurie
    Excellent companion book to be read with In Search of Lost Time This helped me understand the various themes and motifs of the novel I found it be insightful and extremely helpful

    Pburgh
    A nice reference, but a bit repetitive at times Some scenes are described with the same words in as many as three different places.

    Mhgoblue
    If you re going to read Proust, this book contains a good summary of the Dreyfus Affair, which will come in handy.

    Paul Valente
    A fascinating, accessible guide to the great novel

    Jan
    Very helpful, well structured guide and collection of resources to assist and inspire the student of Proust.

    Prasad GR
    A brilliant concise introduction to the world of Marcel Proust I am now fully geared up for the plunge

    Jeff Lacy
    Helpful Well organized Clearly written Takes an immense novel and breaks down plot and description of characters concisely.

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