The second volume of Proust's classic work is a dissection of male and female adolescence and a mediation on different forms of love, charged with the narrator's memories of Paris and the Normandy seaside, and his relationship with his grandmother and the Swann family.
The fifth volume of this classic novel contains two works dealing with the theme of the explosion and impact of memory that runs throughout "In Search of Lost Time", pointing the reader towards its resolution.
The fourth volume of six, Proust's novel here takes up the theme of homosexual love - male and female - and dwells on how destructive sexual jealousy can be for those who suffer it. "Sodom and Gomorrah" is also an unforgiving analysis of the decadent high society of Paris.
In the final volume of Proust's classic work, Marcel discovers his world destroyed by war and those he knew transformed by the march of time. The book describes the paradox of facing mortality, yet overcoming it through the act of writing.
In these inspiring essays about why we read, Proust explores all the pleasures and trials that we take from books, as well as explaining the beauty of Ruskin and his work, and the joys of losing yourself in literature as a child.
This translation of the first volume of Prout's classic novel emphasizes its comic aspect, showing a Proust more sharply engaged and lucid than is generally accepted. It depicts the impressions of a sensitive boy of his family and neighbours, brought back to life by the taste of a madeleine.
Representing the letter «P» in a series of twenty-six collectible editions, this classic story of childhood begins when a man tastes a cookie and memories from his youth in the French town Combray come flooding back to him in vivid detail. 35,000 first printing.
The third volume of Proust's classic work opens up a vast, dazzling landscape of fashionable Parisian life in the late 19th century, as the narrator enters the brilliant, shallow world of the literary and aristocractic salons. The book is both salute to and satire of a time, place and culture.
In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower is Proust's spectacular dissection of male and female adolescence, charged with the narrator's memories of Paris and the Normandy seaside. At the heart of the story lie his relationships with his grandmother and with the Swann family. As a meditation on different forms of love, In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower has no equal. Here, Proust introduces some of his greatest comic inventions, from the magnificently dull M. de Norpois to the enchanting Robert de Saint-Loup. It is memorable as well for the first appearance of the two figures who for better or worse are to dominate the narrator's life - the Baron de Charlus and the mysterious Albertine.
First published in 1919, Within a Budding Grove was awarded the Prix Goncourt, bringing the author immediate fame. In this second volume of In Search of Lost Time, the narrator turns from the childhood reminiscences of Swann's Way to memories of his adolescence. Having gradually become indifferent to Swann's daughter Gilberte, the narrator visits the seaside resort of Balbec with his grandmother and meets a new object of attention - Albertine, "a girl with brilliant, laughing eyes and plump, matt cheeks."
La collezione "Conoscere un'opera" offre di sapere tutto su Dalla parte di Swann di Marcel Proust, grazie a una scheda di lettura tanto completa quanto dettagliata. La scrittura, chiara e accessibile, è stata affidata a uno specialista universitario. Questa scheda di lettura è conforme a una carta di qualità creata da un team d'insegnanti. Nella presente guida contiene la biografia di Marcel Proust, la presentazione dell'opera, il riassunto dettagliato (capitolo per capitolo), le ragioni del suo successo, i temi principali e l'analisi del movimento letterario dell'autore.