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Proust"s overcoat

Lorenza Foschini

Proust"s overcoat

by Lorenza Foschini

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Published by Ecco in New York, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Musée Carnavalet,
  • Clothing

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 125-128).

    StatementLorenza Foschini ; translated by Eric Karpeles
    ContributionsKarpeles, Eric
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPQ2631.R63 Z597413 2010
    The Physical Object
    Pagination128 p. :
    Number of Pages128
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25350806M
    ISBN 100061965677
    ISBN 109780061965678
    LC Control Number2012398238
    OCLC/WorldCa456180760

    The ultimate, of course, is Proust's overcoat, which he not only wore constantly, but also used as a blanket while he lay in bed writing. Though old and worn, it becomes the crown jewel in an amazing collection. Very quick read, very interesting. This is a translation (from Italian, I believe) and comes out in a few weeks in English. Product Category: Books ISBN: Title: Proust'S Overcoat EAN: Authors: Foschini, Lorenza Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Portobello Books Ltd Publication Date: Pages: Signed: False First Edition: False Dust Jacket: True List Price (MSRP): Height: inches Width: inches Length.

      Marcel Proust, (born J , Auteuil, near Paris, France—died Novem , Paris), 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. Beckett wrote a small critical book about Proust; Woolf admired Proust so intensely that she felt swamped by his genius. Gide's bitterest regret was that as a founder of a fledgling but already prestigious publishing house, he turned down Swann's Way, the first volume of Proust's masterpiece (he thought of Proust as a superficial snob and a.

    The book included a foreword by Anatole France, drawings by Mme Lemaire in whose salon Proust was a frequent guest, and who inspired Proust's Mme Verdurin. She invited him and Reynaldo Hahn to her château de Réveillon (the model for Mme Verdurin's La Raspelière) in summer , and for three weeks in This book was so sumptuously. Proust's Overcoat By Lorenza Foschini, translated by Eric Karpeles (Ecco, ) A delightful investigation into how posthumous Proust manuscripts, and artifacts of his life, were rescued from oblivion and destruction by a wealthy French industrialist. A tale of character, intrigue and suspense told briefly and well. For further details see.


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Proust's Overcoat introduces a cast of intriguing and unforgettable characters, each inspired and tormented by Marcel, his writing, and his orphaned objects. Together they reveal a curious and compelling tale of lost and found, of common things and uncommon desires/5(17).

Proust's Overcoat introduces a cast of intriguing and unforgettable characters, each inspired and tormented by Marcel, his writing, and his orphaned objects. Together they reveal a curious and compelling tale of lost and found, of common things and uncommon desires.

See all /5(17). Proust's Prousts overcoat book is a true story about one man's obsession with all things Proust. Written by Lorenza Foschini, this small biography (literally at pages) is a captivating tale about Jacques Guérin, a Parisian heir to a perfume company.

Guérin's passion lay not in perfume but in collecting rare books, manuscripts, and papers/5. In the tradition of Simon Winchester’s The Professor and the Madman comes Proust’s Overcoat by Lorenza Foschini—the charming, endlessly intriguing story of a collector’s obsessive search for the personal effects of legendary author Marcel Proust.

Proust's Overcoat is about Proust, the mania for collection, perfume factories, old Paris bookstores and being gay in Paris. There are some interesting things said in passing about his writings but Prousts overcoat book book is really about the mania for collecting and how the love of an author can change or even dominant lives.

The story of the overcoat begins with a chance meeting - between an obsessive bibliophile, Jacques Guerin, the head of a French perfume house, and his physician, Dr Robert Proust, brother of the late s: 4.

But when I later published a book about the rare book trade, the title Tolkien's Gown was impossible to resist.

The gown sold for £ I wonder how much Proust's overcoat. Proust’s Overcoat tells the story of Jacques Guérin, a Parisian perfume magnate, who was obsessed with the works of Marcel Proust. Inthrough a chance connection, he met Proust’s family, only to discover that they intended to destroy the author’s notebooks, letters, and manuscripts.

Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Proust's Overcoat. Lorenza Foschini at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Something is given away in the title– Proust’s Overcoat — but the pleasure of the tale is in its unfolding.

Preparing the book for press, I made my way to Paris to photograph the literary equivalent of the shroud of Turin. Get this from a library. Proust's overcoat.

[Lorenza Foschini; Eric Karpeles] -- "Jacques GuErin was a prominent businessman at the head of his family's successful perfume company, but his real passion was for rare books and literary manuscripts.

From the time he was a young man. The book starts with the author visiting Proust's coat itself at the Musee Carnavalet in Paris (another reason to visit next year).

Although Proust's coat is stored away in a box and not on public display. It is a threadbare, dark gray wool otter-lined double-breasted coat. It is shabby and worn. What a delightful little book, not only for Proustians but for bibliophiles alike. Foschini's reportage of interviews lead to the story of Jacques Guerin, whose interest in Proust grows all the more idolatrous after an illness sees him treated by Proust's brother, Robert/5(12).

Allen & Unwin is Australia's leading independent book publisher and has been voted "Publisher of the Year" thirteen times including the inaugural award in and eleven times since Proust's Overcoat - Lorenza Foschini - - Allen & Unwin - Australia.

Marcel Proust worked at night. Tormented by illness, he would retire to his bedchamber, drape his old overcoat over the bedclothes for extra warmth. The story of the overcoat began with a chance meeting - between an obsessive book collector, Jacques Guerin, and his physician, Dr Robert Proust, brother of the late writer.

Guerin immediately glimpsed the possibility of acquiring the novelist's personal effects, but it would be decades before he finally came to possess the relic he had most.

Proust's Overcoat introduces a cast of intriguing and unforgettable characters, each inspired and tormented by Marcel, his writing, and his orphaned objects. Together they reveal a curious and compelling tale of lost and found, of common things and uncommon s: 7. Get this from a library.

Proust's overcoat: the true story of one man's passion for all things Proust. [Lorenza Foschini] -- A meeting happens between an obsessive bibliophile, Jacques Guerin, the head of a French perfume house, and his physician, Dr Robert Proust.

The True Story of One Man's Passion for All Things Proust. Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats Summary: Part literary mystery, part biography, part curiosity, here is the short, charming (and true) story of one man's obsession with Marcel Proust, and his decades-long quest to collect everything that once belonged to the writer - right down to his overcoat.

Lorenza Foschini, Proust's Overcoat: The True Story of One Man's Passion for All Things Proust, translated from the Italian by Eric Karpeles (London: Portobello Books, ) Proust’s Overcoat. Wasn’t there a book with a very similar title?

I hit the Google button. Up it came – Pushkin’s Button – and a helpful little message: Customers.A new book tells the story of how a Parisian perfume magnate persuaded Proust's family not to destroy his effects, among which were his manuscripts and famous overcoat.

"Proust’s Overcoat [a new. I’m a sucker for any book that deals with the writer’s fascination with another writer, and I imagine that’s why I picked up Proust’s Overcoat in It was published in Italian inand translated into English by Eric Karpeles inand is (of course) about a Frenchman, so it has been round the geographic houses.