Proust"s overcoat
Read Online

Proust"s overcoat by Lorenza Foschini

  • 9 Want to read
  • ·
  • 37 Currently reading

Published by Ecco in New York, NY .
Written in


  • Musée Carnavalet,
  • Clothing

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 125-128).

StatementLorenza Foschini ; translated by Eric Karpeles
ContributionsKarpeles, Eric
LC ClassificationsPQ2631.R63 Z597413 2010
The Physical Object
Pagination128 p. :
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25350806M
ISBN 100061965677
ISBN 109780061965678
LC Control Number2012398238

Download Proust"s overcoat


  Proust's Overcoat is a true story about one man's obsession with all things Proust. Written by Lorenza Foschini, this small biography (literally at pages) is a captivating tale about Jacques Guérin, a Parisian heir to a perfume company. Guérin's passion lay not in perfume but in collecting rare books, manuscripts, and papers/5. In the tradition of Simon Winchester’s The Professor and the Madman comes Proust’s Overcoat by Lorenza Foschini—the charming, endlessly intriguing story of a collector’s obsessive search for the personal effects of legendary author Marcel Proust. Proust's Overcoat is about Proust, the mania for collection, perfume factories, old Paris bookstores and being gay in Paris. There are some interesting things said in passing about his writings but the book is really about the mania for collecting and how the love of an author can change or even dominant lives.   The story of the overcoat begins with a chance meeting - between an obsessive bibliophile, Jacques Guerin, the head of a French perfume house, and his physician, Dr Robert Proust, brother of the late s: 4.

  But when I later published a book about the rare book trade, the title Tolkien's Gown was impossible to resist. The gown sold for £ I wonder how much Proust's overcoat .   Proust’s Overcoat tells the story of Jacques Guérin, a Parisian perfume magnate, who was obsessed with the works of Marcel Proust. In , through a chance connection, he met Proust’s family, only to discover that they intended to destroy the author’s notebooks, letters, and manuscripts.   Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Proust's Overcoat. Lorenza Foschini at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.   Something is given away in the title– Proust’s Overcoat — but the pleasure of the tale is in its unfolding. Preparing the book for press, I made my way to Paris to photograph the literary equivalent of the shroud of Turin.

Get this from a library! Proust's overcoat. [Lorenza Foschini; Eric Karpeles] -- "Jacques GuErin was a prominent businessman at the head of his family's successful perfume company, but his real passion was for rare books and literary manuscripts. From the time he was a young man. The book starts with the author visiting Proust's coat itself at the Musee Carnavalet in Paris (another reason to visit next year). Although Proust's coat is stored away in a box and not on public display. It is a threadbare, dark gray wool otter-lined double-breasted coat. It is shabby and worn. What a delightful little book, not only for Proustians but for bibliophiles alike. Foschini's reportage of interviews lead to the story of Jacques Guerin, whose interest in Proust grows all the more idolatrous after an illness sees him treated by Proust's brother, Robert/5(12). Allen & Unwin is Australia's leading independent book publisher and has been voted "Publisher of the Year" thirteen times including the inaugural award in and eleven times since Proust's Overcoat - Lorenza Foschini - - Allen & Unwin - Australia.