Books by P. F. Prestwich

Released: Sept. 10, 1999

"Prestwich's analysis of the correspondence between Proust and two of his friends can supply the key to a fuller understanding of many episodes from In Search of Lost Time, but readers unfamiliar with the details of the novel may find it hard to appreciate this biographical commentary."
Drawing on letters exchanged between Marcel Proust, remarkable composer and musician Reynaldo Hahn, and Marie Nordlinger, Hahn's British cousin, who distinguished herself as an artist, journalist, and businesswoman, Prestwich weaves a sketchy portrayal of the fin-de-siäcle European cultural elite. Read full book review >