“A rare and wonderfully written book of literary detection that is heartbreaking as well as thrilling.”
—Michael Ondaatje, author of The English Patient
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. This fascinating true story introduces readers to a truly delightful character—Jacques Guérin, owner of a perfume company in France—and enthralls them with his relentless lifelong pursuit of all things Proustian, even the author’s most mundane possessions.
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Through Guérin's relationship with the Prousts, we learn of the role Robert played as his brother's literary executor, exerting tight control over the publication of Marcel's posthumous works, including holding back the manuscript to the last volume of In Search of Lost Time: "In 1926, four years...Aug 06 2010 | Read Full Review of Proust's Overcoat: The True S...
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