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Proust in Love

William C. Carter


This book portrays Marcel Proust's amorous adventures and misadventures from adolescence through his adult years, supplying where appropriate Proust's own sensitive, intelligent, and often disillusioned observations about love and sexuality. Proust is revealed as a man agonizingly caught between the constant fear of public exposure as a homosexual and the need to find and express love. The author also shows how the author's experiences became major themes in his novel In Search of Lost Time. It discusses Proust's adolescent sexual experiences, his disastrous brothel visit to cure homosexual in ... More

Keywords: Marcel Proust, sexuality, love, homosexuality, prostitutes, Jean Lorrain, affairs, In Search of Lost Time, homosexual, gay Paris

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780300108125
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300108125.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William C. Carter, author