Search Results: "Marcel Proust"


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THE COMPLETE SHORT STORIES OF MARCEL PROUST by Marcel Proust
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"But readers who adore the mature Proust won't want to miss them."
All the fiction Proust (1871-1922) wrote, in addition to his autobiographical Jean Santeuil and his great seven-volume Remembrance of Things Past, is collected in this attractive volume, which contains the text of his first book, Pleasures and Days (1896), with a few semifictional journalistic sketches added, and six previously untranslated "early stories." Read full book review >

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SODOM AND GOMORRAH by Marcel Proust
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"An essential building-block in the construction of a modern masterpiece."
Part four of the new six-volume Penguin Proust complicates the romantic and social life of autobiographical protagonist Marcel with the specter of "inversion." Read full book review >

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THE GUERMANTES WAY by Marcel Proust
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2004

"But whatever your preference, Proust is a pleasure no serious reader should miss. (Volume 4, Sodom and Gomorrah, will appear in fall 2004)."
The latest in the adventurous and expert new edition of In Search of Lost Time (see Jan. 1 editorial). Read full book review >

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LETTERS TO HIS NEIGHBOR by Marcel Proust
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"A trove of charming correspondence from literature's most famous 'noise phobic.'"
Recently discovered letters from Proust to a Paris neighbor show the author's kindness even when he complained about the noise. Read full book review >

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A STRANGER IN THE EARTH by Marcel Theroux
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

Many funny moments and a beguiling cast of bona fide English eccentrics adorn this charming picaresque coming-of-ager - the fictional debut of veteran novelist Paul Theroux's son. Read full book review >

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SACRED HEART by Marcel Montecino
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

It's been seven years since Montecino's last novel, Big Time, but his subject is the same: the dramatic redemption of a seemingly incorrigible criminal. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"An eye-opening wake-up call for executives who want to take better care of themselves."
A management consultant based in Singapore lays out a comprehensive, multipronged approach to increasing one's leadership performance. Read full book review >

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FAR NORTH by Marcel Theroux
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2009

"A good novel that very nearly became a much better one. This accomplished author has a few more steps to take, but looks to be well on the road to full maturity."
Civilization as we know it is nonexistent, but life goes on in Siberia in a bleak fourth novel from Theroux (The Confessions of Mycroft Holmes, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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KALTENBURG by Marcel Beyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2012

"This scattershot novel could have used some livelier scenes to ensure a richer presentation of its protagonist."
Ornithologists single-mindedly pursue their vocation in post-World War II East Germany; a sui generis third novel from the German author. Read full book review >

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IN BABYLON by Marcel Möring
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"Occasionally portentous, intermittently obscure (Möring has a habit of telling when he ought to be showing); still, on balance, a tense, troubling, and illuminating work."
Prizewinning Dutch novelist Möring (The Great Longing, 1995, etc.) is a writer of impressive imaginative power who's also gifted with a fluent narrative style—at least as rendered in Knecht's mellifluous English translation of this replete and challenging 1997 novel. Read full book review >

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MAMA ROBOT by Davide Cali
by Davide Cali, illustrated by AnnaLaura Cantone, translated by Marcel Danesi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2008

"Good choice, kid. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Weary of never seeing his working mother after school, a lad imagines building a robotic parent who would make all his favorite foods, do his homework, never tell him to brush and would take care of the odd bully or obnoxious neighbor to boot. Read full book review >

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THE CONFESSIONS OF MYCROFT HOLMES by Marcel Theroux
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Diverting and provocative, nevertheless."
A cunningly concealed family history is laboriously unearthed in Theroux's alternately absorbing and slightly disappointing second novel (after A Stranger in the Earth, 1999). Read full book review >