The Prisoner

eBook: The Prisoner

Sprache - Englisch

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This modern classic minutely dwells into the nature of worn out relationships between couples, when love is replaced by boredom and at times indifference. It beautifully comments upon this haunting aspect of love, where couples fall out of love all the time and yet they don't have courage to break free... _x000D_ "At daybreak, my face still turned to the wall, and before I had seen above the big inner curtains what tone the first streaks of light assumed, I could already tell what sort of day it was. The first sounds from the street had told me, according to whether they came to my ears dulled and distorted by the moisture of the atmosphere or quivering like arrows in the resonant and empty area of a spacious, crisply frozen, pure morning; as soon as I heard the rumble of the first tramcar, I could tell whether it was sodden with rain or setting forth into the blue."_x000D_ Marcel Proust (1871–1922) was a French novelist, critic, and essayist best known for his monumental novel À la Recherche du Temps Perdu (1913-1927). He is considered by English critics and writers to be one of the most influential authors of the 20th century._x000D_ Charles Kenneth Scott Moncrieff (1889–1930) was a Scottish writer, most famous for his English translation of most of Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu, which he published under the Shakespearean title Remembrance of Things Past.

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Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust, known as Marcel Proust (1871-1922), is esteemed as one of France's most influential novelists of the twentieth century. His magnum opus, 'À la recherche du temps perdu' ('In Search of Lost Time'), is a monumental seven-part novel, with 'The Prisoner' being its fifth volume. Born in Auteuil, the southwestern sector of Paris's then-rustic 16th arrondissement, Proust grew up in a wealthy and cultured atmosphere, which later influenced his writing. Critically acclaimed for his introspective prose, rich detail, and explorative psychological narrative, Proust pioneered the style of involuntary memory—best captured by the famed 'madeleine episode' where the taste of a madeleine cake dipped in tea evokes an intense involuntary memory. 'The Prisoner', specifically, explores themes of obsessive love and the possessive nature of human relationships, while continuing the broader novel's musings on time, memory, and identity. This exploration unfolds through the lens of the narrator's relationship with Albertine, the titular 'prisoner'. Proust's work remains a cornerstone of literary modernism, and its influence pervades contemporary literature. Scholars and readers alike continue to dissect Proust's intricate narrative structures and his exploration of the inner psyche, which shed light on the human condition and the passage of time. His elaborate sentences and nuanced descriptions make his body of work an enduring testament to his literary genius.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 366 Seiten

Größe: 567,5 KB

ISBN: 8596547009290