Proust's Overcoat: The True Story of One Man's Passion for All Things Proust

Proust's Overcoat: The True Story of One Man's Passion for All Things Proust

Lorenza Foschini
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Author:  Lorenza Foschini
Condition:  New
Format:  Paperback
Pages:  144
Publisher:  Granta Books
Year:  2011
ISBN:  9781846272721

The story of the overcoat began with a chance meeting - between an obsessive book collector, Jacques Guerin, and his physician, Dr Robert Proust, brother of the late writer. Guerin immediately glimpsed the possibility of acquiring the novelist's personal effects, but it would be decades before he finally came to possess the relic he had most coveted: Proust's moth-eaten otter-lined overcoat...