The Harvardwood Introduction to Proust
This concise overview makes a sweeping, timeless literary classic more accessible to modern readers. The year 2013 marks the centennial of the publication of the first volume of Marcel Proust's masterwork, "A la recherche du temps perdu" or "In Search of Lost Time." The first volume was titled "Du cote de chez Swann" or "Swann's Way." The full story extends to more than a million words. While it is a masterpiece of world literature, it is not something that can be digested with the ease of, say, a sonnet by Shakespeare, or a painting by Matisse. The goal of this brief introduction from Harvardwood Publishing and Unlimited Publishing LLC is to democratize Proust, and also to induce more readers to celebrate him. It includes extensive references for scholarly study, but is easy for lay readers to appreciate.
- Paperback | 166 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 10.41mm | 303.91g
- 25 Sep 2013
- Unlimited Publishing
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Steve Bachmann
Steve Bachmann has represented many organizations working for social change as an attorney. His other books include U.S. CONSTITUTION FOR BEGINNERS (Writers and Readers Press, 1987), illustrated by Pulitzer prize winner Joel Pett; PREACH LIBERTY (Four Walls Eight Windows, 1990); NONPROFIT LITIGATION (John Wiley and Sons, 1992); and two books of art criticism, titled SIMULATING SEX: AESTHETIC REPRESENTATIONS OF EROTIC ACTIVITY (2002) and BEYOND NOLA: NEW ORLEANS REVIEWS OF ART (with Terrington Calas, 2002), both published by UP in conjunction with The New Orleans Art Review. More recently, Bachmann has published two books of literary criticism, EXTREME PROUST (2008), followed by UNBECOMING JANE, co-published by UP and Harvardwood Publishing early in 2009.