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Proust Marcel Proust Came Into His Own As A Novelist Comparatively Late In Life, Yet Only Shakespeare, Balzac, Dickens, Tolstoy, And Dostoyevsky Were His Equals When It Came To Creating Characters As Memorably Human As Biographer Benjamin Taylor Suggests, Before Writing In Search Of Lost Time, His Multivolume Masterwork, Proust Was A Literary Lightweight, But, Following A Series Of Momentous Historical And Personal Events, He Became Against All Expectations One Of The Greatest Writers Of His, And Indeed Any, Era This Insightful, Beautifully Written Biography Examines Proust S Artistic Growth And Stunning Metamorphosis In The Context Of His Times Taylor Provides An In Depth Study Of The Author S Life While Exploring How Proust S Personal Correspondence And Published Works Were Greatly Informed By His Mother S Judaism, His Homosexuality, And Such Dramatic Historical Events As The Dreyfus Affair And, Above All, The First World War.


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    Benjamin Taylor s abbreviated biography is not the place to begin with Proust there are massive biographies by George Painter a sentimental favorite and Jean Yves Tadi , as well as Edmund White s handsome abridged version Taylor s book belongs in the good company of slim volumes like Proust in Love or Monsieur Proust s Library, a view into one aspect of Proust s life and work the mysterious inner alchemy that turned a lazy fop into the author of the greatest novel of the 20th century.Taylor doesn t provide any dramatic revelations What he offers is a series of polished reflections on the transition that will engage anyone who s worked their way through the volumes of In Search of Lost Time. I could have forgiven his omission of one of the distasteful aspects of Proust s private eroticism, but appreciated his light touch On the subject of Proust s erotic tastes Tadi writes He required increasingly complicated scenarios voyeurism and masturbation had always been at the wretched core of this Proust possessed nothing and no one despite his attempts at relationships the power he tried to exercise over people was of a moral kind, which explains the cross examinations, the...