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Proust"s duchess

Caroline Weber

Proust"s duchess

how three celebrated women captured the imagination of fin-de-siècle Paris

by Caroline Weber

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social life and customs,
  • Aristocracy (Social class),
  • Sources,
  • Intellectual life,
  • Women,
  • Biography,
  • Contemporaries

  • Edition Notes

    StatementCaroline Weber
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPQ2631.R63 Z9818 2018
    The Physical Object
    Pagination715 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
    Number of Pages715
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26954580M
    ISBN 100307961788
    ISBN 109780307961785
    LC Control Number2017038855
    OCLC/WorldCa999443977

      Now we have less a shelf of Proust than a bookcase devoted to him. There are three different translations of In Search of Lost Time, four different biographies, collections of letters and several works of literary er this a call-to-arms. You, yes, you, must read Proust’s In Search of Lost ’s the book of life and the book of a lifetime. Proust’s Muse was based on La Mode retrouvée: Les robes trésors de la comtesse Greffulhe, an exhibition organized in Paris by Olivier Saillard, director of the Palais Galliera, Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris, which is the repository of the countess’s Valerie Steele, director and chief curator of The Museum at FIT, had organized the exhibition in New York in.

    Buy Proust's Duchess: How Three Celebrated Women Captured the Imagination of Fin-De-Siècle Paris Reprint by Weber, Caroline (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s:   Proust’s Duchess: How Three Celebrated Women Captured the Imagination of Fin-De-Siècle Paris is a “beguiling group biography of three aristocratic salonnières of Parisian high society in the Belle Époque. Together they inspired the composite figure of the exquisite, elegantly remote Duchesse de Guermantes, the muse of Proust’s dreams of chivalric French history, romance and la vie.

      Proust’s Duchess, a hefty pages, is rich with intimate details of the extraordinary lives behind the carefully crafted public images of its three ated names are dropped like confetti over the pages. Liberally illustrated with photographs, the book includes many new findings in the archives of the families; there are plus pages of back matter, including scholarly end 3/4(7). ‘Proust’s Duchess’ Review: The Guermantes Trio The fictional Duchesse de Guermantes, Proust’s epitome of high-born glamour, is a composite of three fin-de-siècle Parisian beauties.


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"Proust's Duchess" is, as noted by many reviewers, an excellent read, well researched and well written. The detail grabs your attention on every page.

The author spent six years researching the subject matter; her efforts were a labor of love as it is doubtful that the book will be a best-seller made into a movie/5(61). About Proust’s Duchess. From the author of the acclaimed Queen of Fashion–a brilliant look at the glittering world of turn-of-the-century Paris through the first in-depth study of the three women Proust used to create his supreme fictional character, the Duchesse de Guermantes.

Geneviève Halévy Bizet Straus; Laure de Sade, Comtesse de Adhéaume de Chevigné; and Élisabeth de Riquet de. A captivating triple biography reveals the women who inspired Marcel Proust’s Duchesse de Guermantes.

In his seven-volume In Search of Lost Time, Proust drew on his astute observations of Parisian high society: the dazzling glamour, effete customs, and, as he increasingly noted, superficiality and ng on three alluring women who were objects of Proust’s fascination, Weber.

The book weaves history and culture together and provides a glimpse into the lives of three women who Proust studied to create one of the key characters in his work, the Duchess of Guermantes.

The insights into the authors, painters and composers of the time is brings added depth to this book/5. In the Acknowledgments section at the end of Proust’s Duchess: How Three Celebrated Women Captured the Imagination of Fin-de-Siècle Paris, Caroline Weber expresses the modest hope that her book will inspire readers “to take another crack at Swann’s Way,” the first volume of Marcel Proust’s seven-tome novel, In Search of Lost Time.

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From the author of the acclaimed Queen of Fashion–a brilliant look at the glittering world of turn-of-the-century Paris through the first in-depth study of the three women Proust used to create his supreme fictional character, the Duchesse de Guermantes. Geneviève Halévy Bizet Straus; Laure de Sade, Comtesse de Adhéaume de Chevigné; and Élisabeth de Riquet de Caraman-Chimay, the.

A book that throws considerable light on Proust’s method In this artificial world, with all its flickering shadows, Proust watched as through glass, while the duchesses and their guests paraded inside, under the illusion somehow that they were fully real.” —Colm Tóibín, The New York Review of BooksBrand: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

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Proust’s Duchess skillfully guides readers through the heyday of fin-de-siècle France, unveiling its beauty and elegance, its cleverness and charm, but also its contradictions and inequities, its cruelty and wretchedness Weber’s study has the feel of both a delicious guilty-pleasure read and a penetrating, clear-sighted piece of.

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Click to read the full review of Proust's Duchess: How Three Celebrated Women Captured the Imagination of Fin de Siecle Paris in New York Journal of Books. Review written by Jane Haile. Proust's Duchess How Three Celebrated Women Captured the Imagination of Fin-de-siècle Paris (Book): Weber, Caroline: A brilliant look at the glittering, decadent world of turn-of-the-century Paris through the first in-depth study of the three women who inspired the character of the Duchesse de Guermantes, the epitome of high-born glamour, in Marcel Proust's great novel, In Search of Lost Time.

From the author of the acclaimed Queen of Fashion--a brilliant look at the glittering world of turn-of-the-century Paris through the first in-depth study of the three women Proust used to create his supreme fictional character, the Duchesse de Guermantes.

Geneviève Halévy Bizet Straus; Laure de Sade, Comtesse de Adhéaume de Chevigné; and Élisabeth de Riquet de Caraman-Chimay, the Comtesse. Proust’s Duchess, Caroline Weber’s beguiling group biography of three aristocratic salonnières of Parisian high society in the Belle Époque with sumptuous details, apt and amusing illustrations and an enormous cast of the dandies, decadents, artists, writers, musicians and financiers has succeeded much as [Proust] did in bringing that lost time back to glorious life.

Marcel Proust, (born JAuteuil, near Paris, France—died NovemParis), French novelist, author of À la recherche du temps perdu (–27; In Search of Lost Time), a seven-volume novel based on Proust’s life told psychologically and allegorically. Life and works.

Marcel was the son of Adrien Proust, an eminent physician of provincial French Catholic descent, and.