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An edition of How Proust can change your life (1997)

How Proust can change your life

not a novel

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An edition of How Proust can change your life (1997)

How Proust can change your life

not a novel

1st ed.
  • 3.38 ·
  • 8 Ratings
  • 21 Want to read
  • 1 Currently reading
  • 11 Have read
Publish Date
Publisher
Pantheon Books
Language
English
Pages
199

Previews available in: English

The starting point of How Proust Can Change Your Life is that a great novel can be nothing less than life-transforming. This is an unusual claim: our education system, while stressing that novels are highly worthwhile, rarely investigates why this is so. How Proust Can Change Your Life takes Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time as the basis for a sustained investigation into the power and significance of literature. Proust’s novel, almost a byword for obscurity and irrelevance, emerges as an invaluable source of insight into the workings of love, society, art and the meaning of existence.
The book reveals Proust’s thoughts on how to revive a relationship, choose a good doctor, enjoy a holiday, make friends and respond to insult. A vivid portrait of the eccentric yet deeply sympathetic author is built up out of extracts from his letters, essays and fiction and is combined with a commentary on the power of literature to change our lives. A self-help book like few others.

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Edition Availability
Cover of: Yong bao si shui nian hua
Yong bao si shui nian hua: Pulusite ru he gai bian ni de ren sheng = How Proust can change your life
2001, Xian jue chu ban gu fen you xian gong si
in Chinese - 880-02 Chu ban.
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How Proust Can Change Your Life: Not a Novel
April 28, 1998, Vintage
Paperback in English
Cover of: How Proust can change your life
How Proust can change your life
1998, Vintage International
in English - 1st Vintage international ed.
Cover of: How Proust can change your life
How Proust can change your life: not a novel
1997, Pantheon Books
in English - 1st ed.
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How Proust can change your life
1997, Picador
in English
Cover of: How proust can change your life.

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New York

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
843/.912
Library of Congress
PQ2631.R63 Z54917 1997

The Physical Object

Pagination
vii, 199 p. :
Number of pages
199

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1007228M
Internet Archive
isbn_9780679442752
ISBN 10
0679442758
LCCN
96047106
Library Thing
2592
Goodreads
1210596

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