“This year marks the 100th anniversary of Marcel Proust’s death, but his literary legacy endures... Prendergast (French literature, King’s Coll., Cambridge, and the British Acad.; Mirages and Mad Beliefs) analyzes various aspects of In Search of Lost Time, including Proust’s use of color, especially shades of pink; his genius as a weaver of plotlines that incorporated 2,000-plus characters; and the role of the five senses in provoking long forgotten memories... This book will prompt many to reread Proust. For readers interested in 20th-century French literature and individuals with Proustian affinities.”
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