Proust's Overcoat: The True Story of One Man's Passion for All Things Proust

Kobo ebook | August 3, 2010

byLorenza Foschini

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“A rare and wonderfully written book of literary detection that is heartbreaking as well as thrilling.”
—Michael Ondaatje, author of The English Patient<_o3a_p>

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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.<_o3a_p>

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“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 searc...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:August 3, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062005464

ISBN - 13:9780062005465

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