Princeton University Library Catalog

Geneviève Straus : a Parisian life / by Joyce Block Lazarus.

Author:
Lazarus, Joyce Block [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Leiden ; Boston : Brill Rodopi, [2017]
Description:
202 pages ; 25 cm.
Series:
  • Faux titre ; no. 417. [More in this series]
  • Faux titre : etudes de langue et littérature françaises volume 417
Summary note:
Geneviève Straus: a Parisian Life' is the first biography in English of Geneviève Straus (1849-1926), a Parisian salon hostess and political activist. Joyce Block Lazarus explores myths surrounding Straus and offers an account of her life and accomplishments. Making use of historical materials, including previously unpublished letters, Lazarus shows that Straus was a female intellectual during an era when women were non-citizens.0Scholars have well documented the Dreyfus Affair (1894-1906), but have overlooked archival documents which spotlight Straus?s role as a political activist in the affair. In 'Geneviève Straus: a Parisian Life', Lazarus highlights Straus?s thirty-four-year friendship with Marcel Proust and examines her influence on Proust?s novel, 'In Search of Lost Time', finding echoes of Straus and her family in his masterpiece.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
Biography.
ISBN:
  • 9789004337411 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
  • 9004337415 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
  • (electronic book)
LCCN:
2017021298
OCLC:
985974711
Other standard number:
  • 40027357740
RCP:
C - S