Ernst Robert Curtius: Marcel Proust

Ernst Robert Curtius
Marcel Proust

Literary Essay

200 pp.

Marcel Proust was just being discoverd in Germany when Ernst Robert Curtius published his essay on France's most significant storyteller of modern literature. Written in 1925, Curtius essay still impresses with its extraodinary precision and intuition. Sentence by sentence, metaphor by metaphor, Curtius lights up Proust's literary spell. He does so as a brilliant and passionate reader of "In Search of Lost Time" himself, which makes this essay a true reading pleasure.