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Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Bloch-Dano, Evelyne
Chicago: Univ of Chicago Press, 2007

First edition. Octavo. 310 pp; b/w photo plates. Cloth with dustjacket. Near fine in near fine jacket. Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time opens with one of the most famous scenes in literature, as young Marcel, unable to fall asleep, waits anxiously for his mother to come to his bedroom and kiss him good night. Proust's own mother is central to the meaning of his masterpiece, and she has always held a special role in literary history, both as a character and as a decisive influence on the great writer’s career. This is a biography of his mother - Jeanne Weil Proust.
Inventory number #008804