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'Startlingly audacious.' Literary Review New writing from the literary master Throughout Proust's life, nine of his short stories remained unseen - the writer never even spoke of them. Perhaps he was not ready to share the early themes he was nurturing for his masterpiece, In Search of Lost Time. Or perhaps, in dealing directly with gay desire, they were too audacious - too near to life - for the censorious society of the time.

In these stories, published in English for the first time, we find an intimate portrait of a young author full of darkness, complexity and melancholy, longing to reveal himself to the world.
By:   Marcel Proust
Translated by:   Charlotte Mandell
Imprint:   One World
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 11mm
ISBN:   9781786079244
ISBN 10:   1786079240
Pages:   144
Publication Date:   04 May 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Marcel Proust (1871-1922) is considered one of the most influential novelists of the twentieth century. The stories that make up The Mysterious Correspondent were written when the author was still in his twenties, before his masterpiece, In Search of Lost Time, came to be seen as one of the pre-eminent works of French literature.

Reviews for The Mysterious Correspondent: New Stories

'The dramatic birth of a writer destined for greatness' -- Nelly Kaprielian * Les Inrockuptibles * 'A hundred years after his Prix Goncourt, the author of In Search of Lost Time returns, stronger than ever!' -- Michel Schneider * Le Point * 'To think that this treasure might have remained hidden in the shadows of the archives...' -- Mohammed Aissaoui * Le Figaro Litteraire *

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