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The Resource Letters to his neighbor, Marcel Proust ; translated, with an afterword, by Lydia Davis ; text edited and annotated by Estelle Gaudry and Jean-Yves Tadié ; with a foreword by Jean-Yves Tadié

Letters to his neighbor, Marcel Proust ; translated, with an afterword, by Lydia Davis ; text edited and annotated by Estelle Gaudry and Jean-Yves Tadié ; with a foreword by Jean-Yves Tadié

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Letters to his neighbor
Title
Letters to his neighbor
Statement of responsibility
Marcel Proust ; translated, with an afterword, by Lydia Davis ; text edited and annotated by Estelle Gaudry and Jean-Yves Tadié ; with a foreword by Jean-Yves Tadié
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • Marcel Proust's genius for illuminating pain is on spectacular display in this recently discovered trove of his correspondence, Letters to His Neighbor. Already suffering from noise within his cork-line walls, he was not ready for the fresh assault of a new upstairs neighbor, Dr. Williams, a dentist with a thriving practice directly overhead. Chiefly to Mme Williams, these ever-polite letters (often accompanied by flowers, compliments, books, or even pheasants) are frequently moving and leavened by subtle humor--Proust couches his pained frustration in gracious eloquence. In Lydia Davis's hands, the digressive brilliance of his sentences shines: "Don't speak of annoying neighbors, but of neighbors so charming(an association of words contradictory in principle since Montesquiou claims that most horrible of all are 1st neighbors 2nd the smell of post offices) that the leave the constant tantalizing regret that one cannot take advantage of their neighborliness." Lydia Davis has written a generous afterword, tracing much of what we can know about Proust's perpetually dark room; she details the furnishings as well as the life he lived there, burning his powders, talking with friends, hiring in musicians, and through it all, continuing his heroic work despite an intractable illness and the intrusions of life (and noise) from outside. Letters to His Neighbor is richly illustrated with facsimile letters and photographs--a small treasure for lovers of Proust. -- Inside jacket flap
  • Brilliantly translated, here are Proust's tormented, touching, and often very funny letters to his noisy neighbor
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DLC
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1871-1922
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Proust, Marcel
Dewey number
846/.912
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plans
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ2631.R63
LC item number
A2 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • 1947-
  • 1936-
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  • Davis, Lydia
  • Gaudry, Estelle
  • Tadié, Jean-Yves
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  • Proust, Marcel
  • Williams, Marie
  • Proust, Marcel
  • Williams, Marie
  • Authors, French
  • Authors, French
  • Authors, French
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Letters to his neighbor, Marcel Proust ; translated, with an afterword, by Lydia Davis ; text edited and annotated by Estelle Gaudry and Jean-Yves Tadié ; with a foreword by Jean-Yves Tadié
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Publication
Note
  • "A New Directions Book."
  • "Originally published in French as Lettres à sa voisine" -- Verso title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn961008259
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
110 pages
Isbn
9780811224116
Lccn
2017000591
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, plans
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780811224116
  • (OCoLC)961008259
Label
Letters to his neighbor, Marcel Proust ; translated, with an afterword, by Lydia Davis ; text edited and annotated by Estelle Gaudry and Jean-Yves Tadié ; with a foreword by Jean-Yves Tadié
Publication
Note
  • "A New Directions Book."
  • "Originally published in French as Lettres à sa voisine" -- Verso title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn961008259
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
110 pages
Isbn
9780811224116
Lccn
2017000591
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, plans
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780811224116
  • (OCoLC)961008259

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