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Proust in love [electronic resource] /William C. Carter.

By: Carter, William C.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, c2006Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 252 p.).ISBN: 9780300134889 (electronic bk.); 0300134886 (electronic bk.); 1281734691; 9781281734693.Subject(s): Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922 -- Sexual behavior | Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922 -- Sexualité | Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922 | Novelists, French -- 20th century -- Sexual behavior | Homosexuality and literature -- France | Romanciers français -- 20e siècle -- Sexualité | Homosexualité et littérature -- France | LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- French | Liefde | Electronic books | ლიტერატურა-- ფრანგული ლიტერატურაGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 843/.912 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Promiscuous Proust -- Mighty hermaphrodite -- My heart beats only for you -- Jalousie -- A nun of speed -- Where fair strangers abound -- Lovesick -- Grieving and forgetting -- The night prowler -- The boys from the Ritz -- Love is divine.
Summary: The acclaimed Proust biographer William Carter portrays Proust's amorous adventures and misadventures from adolescence through his adult years, supplying where appropriate Proust's own sensitive, intelligent, and often disillusioned observations about love and sexuality. Proust is revealed as a man agonizingly caught between the constant fear of public exposure as a homosexual, and the need to find and express love. In telling the story of "Proust in love", Carter also shows how the author's experiences became major themes in his novel "In Search of Lost Time". Carter discusses Proust's adolescent sexual experiences, his disastrous brothel visit to cure homosexual inclinations, and his first great loves. He also addresses the duel Proust fought with the journalist Jean Lorrain after he alluded to Proust's homosexuality in print, his flirtations with respectable women and high-class prostitutes, and his affairs with young men of the servant class. With new revelations about Proust's love life and a gallery of photographs, the book provides an unprecedented glimpse of Proust's gay Paris.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-243) and index.

Promiscuous Proust -- Mighty hermaphrodite -- My heart beats only for you -- Jalousie -- A nun of speed -- Where fair strangers abound -- Lovesick -- Grieving and forgetting -- The night prowler -- The boys from the Ritz -- Love is divine.

The acclaimed Proust biographer William Carter portrays Proust's amorous adventures and misadventures from adolescence through his adult years, supplying where appropriate Proust's own sensitive, intelligent, and often disillusioned observations about love and sexuality. Proust is revealed as a man agonizingly caught between the constant fear of public exposure as a homosexual, and the need to find and express love. In telling the story of "Proust in love", Carter also shows how the author's experiences became major themes in his novel "In Search of Lost Time". Carter discusses Proust's adolescent sexual experiences, his disastrous brothel visit to cure homosexual inclinations, and his first great loves. He also addresses the duel Proust fought with the journalist Jean Lorrain after he alluded to Proust's homosexuality in print, his flirtations with respectable women and high-class prostitutes, and his affairs with young men of the servant class. With new revelations about Proust's love life and a gallery of photographs, the book provides an unprecedented glimpse of Proust's gay Paris.

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