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Proust's Overcoat: The True Story of One Man's Passion for All Things Proust - Lorenza Foschini
Proust's Overcoat: The True Story of One Man's Passion for All Things Proust
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781846272721 (1846272726)
Publisher: Portobello Books
Pages no: 128
Edition language: English
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Edward
Edward rated it
3.0 Proust's Overcoat: The True Story of One Man's Passion for All Things Proust
Author's Note--Proust's Overcoat: The True Story of One Man's Passion for All Things ProustAcknowledgmentsBibliography
AC
AC rated it
A nice morsel, with interesting anecdotes - esp. about Robert and the family. But the reader must be warned, before paying out money for it, that the book is very slight.
To Read Is to Fly
To Read Is to Fly rated it
4.0
In this lovely short book, Foschini chronicles the diligent (and obsessive) commitment of Jacques Guérin to rescue as many of Marcel Proust's belongings as he could from the ravages of time and the destructive maelstrom of Proust's sister-in-law, who sought to obliterate any reminders of her brother...
Literary Sara
Literary Sara rated it
3.0 Proust's Overcoat: The True Story of One Man's Passion for All Things Proust
Short, intriguing little narrative about a man obsessed with acquiring and taking care of the former possessions of Marcel Proust. The collector--Jean Guerin--is fascinating himself, and this book has some nice name-dropping and gossipy bits for fans of early twentieth century Parisian artists. But ...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
2.0
Paper version is isbn 978 1 84627 272 1Translated by Eric KappelesOpening - I stood in that big room with the fluorescent lighting, like someone who had come to identify the body of a loved one.--------------------BBC blurb - Supporting roles in the story are played by Dr Robert Proust - brother to ...
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