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Swan's Way By Henri Raczymow

Swan's Way
by Henri Raczymow

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What begins as a meditation on the fictional identity of the elegant 'swan' of Proust's ""In Search of Lost Time"" becomes, through a series of turns and twists, an ingenious investigation of the character's real-life counterpart, Charles Haas. Through a reading of Proust's text, this book unravels the multiple contradictions of Swann's personality.
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Swan's Way by Henri Raczymow

What begins as a meditation on the fictional identity of the elegant 'swan' of Proust's ""In Search of Lost Time"" becomes, through a series of turns and twists, an ingenious investigation of the character's real-life counterpart, Charles Haas. Through an inspired reading of Proust's text, Henri Raczymow gradually unravels the multiple contradictions of Charles Swann's personality, brought into focus by the fault lines in Proust's narrative method. Part novel, part essay, part literary sleuthing, ""Swan's Way"" is a critical tour de force that leads the reader ever deeper into the unresolved question of literary and personal character.

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Swan's Way Reviews


"A splendid work of art . . . deftly touches on the very essence of In Search of Lost Time." --Le Nouvel Observateur

"Exciting, palpitating, pertinent, profound." --Le Figaro

"Devotees of Proust will welcome Henri Raczymow's delightful new book." --L'Express

About Henri Raczymow


Henri Raczymow was born in France in 1948 and lives in Paris. He is the author of several works of fiction and nonfiction, including Writing the Book of Esther, Pauvre Bouilhet, and Quartier Libre. Robert Bononno is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant to translate Isabelle Eberhardt, Seven Years in the Life of a Woman: Letters and Journals. His many translations include Cyberculture, Kubrick, French New Wave, and Ghost Image.

Additional information

GOR009953841
Swan's Way by Henri Raczymow
Henri Raczymow
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Northwestern University Press
2009-04-15
160
0810125935
9780810125933
N/A
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