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The Resource Proust's duchess : how three celebrated women captured the imagination of fin-de-siècle Paris, Caroline Weber

Proust's duchess : how three celebrated women captured the imagination of fin-de-siècle Paris, Caroline Weber

Label
Proust's duchess : how three celebrated women captured the imagination of fin-de-siècle Paris
Title
Proust's duchess
Title remainder
how three celebrated women captured the imagination of fin-de-siècle Paris
Statement of responsibility
Caroline Weber
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A brilliant look at the glittering world of turn-of-the-century Paris through the first in-depth study of the three women Proust used to create his supreme fictional character, the Duchesse de Guermantes. Genevi<U+00df>eve Hal<U+00d4>evy Bizet Straus; Laure de Sade, Comtesse de Adh<U+00d4>eaume de Chevign<U+00d4>e; and <U+00d4>Elisabeth de Riquet de Caraman-Chimay, the Comtesse Greffuhle--these were the three superstars of fin-de-si<U+00df>ecle Parisian high society who, as Caroline Weber says, "transformed themselves, and were transformed by those around them, into living legends: paragons of elegance, nobility, and style." All well but unhappily married, these women sought freedom and fulfillment by reinventing themselves, between the 1870s and 1890s, as icons. At their fabled salons, they inspired the creativity of several generations of writers, visual artists, composers, designers, and journalists. Against a rich historical backdrop, Weber takes the reader into these women's daily lives of masked balls, hunts, dinners, court visits, nights at the opera or theater. But we see as well the loneliness, rigid social rules, and loveless, arranged marriages that constricted these women's lives. Proust, as a twenty-year-old law student in 1892, would worship them from afar, and later meet them and create his celebrated composite character for The Remembrance of Things Past"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weber, Caroline
Dewey number
  • 843/.912
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ2631.R63
LC item number
Z9818 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Proust, Marcel
  • Proust, Marcel
  • Proust, Marcel
  • Straus, Geneviève
  • Chevigné, Laure de
  • Greffulhe, Elisabeth
  • Women
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Paris (France)
  • Paris (France)
Label
Proust's duchess : how three celebrated women captured the imagination of fin-de-siècle Paris, Caroline Weber
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi Book published by Alfred A. Knopf"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 595-697) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Overture: like a swan -- Rara avis (June 2, 1885) -- Leitmotif: pretty birds -- My Don Giovanni, my Faust -- The kingdom of shadows -- Habanera: oiseaux rebelles -- Bohemia's child -- The fall and the rise -- Good for the goose -- Improvisation: trills and feathers -- The art of being seen -- Bagatelle: birdsong -- Prince Charming -- Paris high and low -- A modern-day Aramis -- Chorale: lovebirds -- The lunatic, the lover, and the poet -- Lame ducks -- Variations: caged birds -- Kisses never given -- Fodder for sonnets -- Birds of paradise -- The picture of Mme Bizet -- Cadenza: painters, writers, parrots, prophets -- Elegance for beginners -- Our heart -- Pavane: pair-bonding -- In which Proust is disappointed -- Lament: oiseaux tristes -- Dead love, still undying -- The replacements -- Goddesses and monsters -- So long as the gesture is beautiful -- Sovereigns of transitory things (May 30, 1894) -- Rondo: the real king of bids, or vive le roitelet -- Coda: swan song
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
715 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780345803122
Lccn
2017038855
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map
System control number
  • ocn999443977
  • (OCoLC)999443977
  • 2242995
Label
Proust's duchess : how three celebrated women captured the imagination of fin-de-siècle Paris, Caroline Weber
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi Book published by Alfred A. Knopf"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 595-697) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Overture: like a swan -- Rara avis (June 2, 1885) -- Leitmotif: pretty birds -- My Don Giovanni, my Faust -- The kingdom of shadows -- Habanera: oiseaux rebelles -- Bohemia's child -- The fall and the rise -- Good for the goose -- Improvisation: trills and feathers -- The art of being seen -- Bagatelle: birdsong -- Prince Charming -- Paris high and low -- A modern-day Aramis -- Chorale: lovebirds -- The lunatic, the lover, and the poet -- Lame ducks -- Variations: caged birds -- Kisses never given -- Fodder for sonnets -- Birds of paradise -- The picture of Mme Bizet -- Cadenza: painters, writers, parrots, prophets -- Elegance for beginners -- Our heart -- Pavane: pair-bonding -- In which Proust is disappointed -- Lament: oiseaux tristes -- Dead love, still undying -- The replacements -- Goddesses and monsters -- So long as the gesture is beautiful -- Sovereigns of transitory things (May 30, 1894) -- Rondo: the real king of bids, or vive le roitelet -- Coda: swan song
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
715 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780345803122
Lccn
2017038855
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map
System control number
  • ocn999443977
  • (OCoLC)999443977
  • 2242995

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