A YEAR OF READING PROUST is literary criticism, love story, travel essay, biography, personal history, mid-life accounting, mother-daughter story, and essay on the literary life all in one. Starting with a brilliant description of what it feels like to read Proust, Rose moves to an account of her daily life, written with panache, and loving intelligence, which the reading of Proust inspired. Set largely in New York City and Key West, Florida, it gives dazzling glimpses of the lifestyles of the talented and famous. A completely orginal book, an exhilarating literary experience, it invites comparison with autobiographical classics like THE LOVEABLE FEAST and THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF ALICE B. TOKLAS and will do for a generation of American writers what those books did for an earlier generation.
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Phyllis Rose's books include Woman of Letters: A Life of Virginia Woolf, the highly acclaimed Parallel Lives: Five Victorian Marriages, which established her as a biographer of the first rank, and Jazz Cleopatra, a biography of Josephine Baker. She has been on the faculty of Wesleyan University since 1969. She lives in Middletown, Connecticut, New York City, and Key West, Florida.
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Book Description Trafalgar Square, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110099779412
Book Description Trafalgar Square, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0099779412