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Proust Among the Stars

3.98 of 5 stars 3.98  ·  rating details  ·  44 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Proust is an European writer of the twentieth century. This book reveals and explains his various themes including art, death, sex, politics, loss, guilt, morality. It asserts that Proust's novel is an exercises in speculative imagining.
Hardcover, 348 pages
Published March 15th 1999 by Columbia University Press (first published August 3rd 1998)
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Nick Wellings
This delightful book really is something of a critical tour de force.

Bowie achieves the rare combination of saying new things about an old book - his obvious critical skill becomes transposed into poetic, elegant investigations. Expositions become breathtaking and thrilling. His explorations of themes such as Death, Art, Morality and Time in ISOLT become artful in themselves.

This is glorious criticism. A truly wonderful look at ISOLT and a real "must have" for any fan of Proust's masterpiece.
Paul Valente
Wonderfully written literary criticism. The book itself has an almost artistic genius about it in it's own right. It is very complex and many of the ideas I found difficult to grasp at times. But you come away with a renewed insight into Proust's masterpiece and a healthy respect for the academic powers of Malcolm Bowie.
Joseph Sales praised this book glowingly. The title of the book isn't promising...I would probably have skipped this book when running my fingers along the Proust shelf at Barnes & Noble but...that's marketing I suppose.
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