By Roger Shattuck
For any reader who has been humbled by means of the language, the density, or the sheer weight of Marcel Proust's looking for misplaced Time, Roger Shattuck is a godsend. Winner of the nationwide e-book Award for Marcel Proust, a sweeping exam of Proust's lifestyles and works, Shattuck now bargains an invaluable and eminently readable guidebook to Proust's epic masterpiece, and a contemplation of reminiscence and awareness all through nice literature. right here, Shattuck laments Proust's defenselessness opposed to zealous editors, praises a few translations, and provides Proust as a novelist whose philosophical presents have been matched purely by means of his irrepressible comedian experience. Proust's approach, the end result of a life of scholarship, will function the subsequent generation's advisor to 1 of the world's best writers of fiction.