The Mysterious Correspondent

£16.99

Throughout Proust’s life, nine of his short stories remained unseen – the writer never spoke of them. Why did he choose not to publish them along with the others? One possible answer is that he was developing his themes in preparation for his masterpiece, ‘In Search of Lost Time’; another is that the stories were too audacious – too near to life – for the censorious society of the time. In these stories we find an intimate picture of a young author full of darkness and melancholy, longing to reveal his true self to the world.

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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.

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Weight 0.159 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.1 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

144

Language

English

Edition

Short stories

Dewey

843.912 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

The Mysterious Correspondent

£16.99