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Proust's Overcoat: The True Story of One Man's Passion for All Things Proust - Foschini, Lorenza / Karpeles, Eric
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Jacques GuErin was a prominent businessman at the head of his family's successful perfume company, but his real passion was for rare books and literary manuscripts. From the time he was a young man, he frequented the antiquarian bookshops of Paris in search of lost, forgotten treasures. The ultimate prize? Anything from the hands of Marcel Proust. GuErin identified with Proust more deeply than with any other writer, and when illness brought him by chance under the care of Marcel's brother, Dr. Robert Proust, he saw it as a remarkable opportunity. Shamed by Marcel's extravagant writings, embarrassed by his homosexuality, and offended by his disregard for bourgeois respectability, his family had begun to deliberately destroy and sell their inheritance of his notebooks, letters, manuscripts, furni-ture, and personal effects. Horrified by the destruction, and consumed with desire, GuErin ingratiated himself with Marcel's heirs, placating them with cash and kindness in exchange for the writer's priceless, rare material remains. After years of relentless persuasion, GuErin was at last rewarded with a highly personal prize, one he had never dreamed of possessing, a relic he treasured to the end of his long life: Proust's overcoat. "Proust's Overcoat" introduces a cast of intriguing and unforgettable characters, each inspired and tormented by Marcel, his writing, and his orphaned objects. Together they reveal a curious and compelling tale of lost and found, of common things and uncommon desires. Proust's Overcoat: The True Story of One Man's Passion for All Things Proust Foschini, Lorenza / Karpeles, Eric, Ecco Press

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“A rare and wonderfully written book of literary detection that is heartbreaking as well as thrilling.”—Michael Ondaatje, author of The English Patient In the tradition of Simon Winchester’s The Professor and the Madman comes Proust’s Overcoat by Lorenza Foschini—the charming, endlessly intriguing story of a collector’s obsessive search for the personal effects of legendary author Marcel Proust. This fascinating true story introduces readers to a truly delightful character—Jacques Guérin, owner of a perfume company in France—and enthralls them with his relentless lifelong pursuit of all things Proustian, even the author’s most mundane possessions. Lorenza Foschini, Books, Biography and Memoir, Proust's Overcoat: The True Story of One Man's Passion for All Things Proust Books>Biography and Memoir, HarperCollins

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A rare and wonderfully written book of literary detection that is heartbreaking as well as thrilling."-Michael Ondaatje, author of The English Patient?In the tradition of Simon Winchester's The Professor and the Madman comes Proust's Overcoat by Lorenza Foschini-the charming, endlessly intriguing story of a collector's obsessive search for the personal effects of legendary author Marcel Proust. This fascinating true story introduces readers to a truly delightful character-Jacques Gu?rin, owner of a perfume company in France-and enthralls them with his relentless lifelong pursuit of all things Proustian, even the author's most mundane possessions. arts and literature,authors,biographies Biographies, Ecco

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A rare and wonderfully written book of literary detection that is heartbreaking as well as thrilling. Michael Ondaatje, author of The English Patient In the tradition of Simon Winchester's The Professor and the Madman comes Proust's Overcoat by Lorenza Foschinithe charming, endlessly intriguing story of a collector's obsessive search for the personal effects of legendary author Marcel Proust. This fascinating true story introduces readers to a truly delightful character Jacques Gurin, owner of a perfume company in Franceand enthralls them with his relentless lifelong pursuit of all things Proustian, even the author's most mundane possessions. Biography & Autobiography Biography & Autobiography eBook, HarperCollins

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Proust's Overcoat: The True Story of One Man's Passion for All Things Proust
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Foschini, Lorenza

Title:

Proust's Overcoat: The True Story of One Man's Passion for All Things Proust

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0061965677

In the tradition of "The Professor and the Madman" comes the charming, intriguing story of one man's obsessive search for the personal effects of legendary author Marcel Proust.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780061965678
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0061965677
Hardcover
Publishing year: 2010
Publisher: ECCO
128 Pages
Weight: 0,245 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 0061965677

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