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Carter, William C.

Overview
Works: 19 works in 118 publications in 6 languages and 7,906 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Interviews  Stream of consciousness fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Educational films  Internet videos  Reference works  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PQ2631.R63, 843.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about William C Carter
 
Most widely held works by William C Carter
Marcel Proust : a life by William C Carter( Book )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Polish and held by 1,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Parisian world of which Proust was a part was also home to such luminaries as Anatole France, Jean Cocteau, and Andre Gide. William C. Carter brings this social world to life while he explores the inner world of Proust's intellectual and artistic development, as well as his most intimate personal experience. Carter examines Proust's passionate attachment to his mother, his deep love for the scenes of his youth, his flirtation with Parisian high society, his complicated sexual desires, and his irrevocable commitment to literary truth - and shows how all of these played out in the making of his great novel."--Jacket
Proust in love by William C Carter( Book )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Carter discusses Proust's adolescent sexual experiences, his disastrous brothel visit meant to cure homosexual inclinations, and his first great loves. He also addresses the duel Proust fought after the journalist Jean Lorrain alluded to his homosexuality in print, his flirtations with respectable women and high-class prostitutes, and his affairs with young men of the servant class. With new revelations about Proust's love life and a gallery of photographs, the book provides a glimpse of Proust's gay Paris."--Jacket
The Proustian quest by William C Carter( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Proustian Quest is the first full-length study that explores the influence of social change on Proust's vision. In Remembrance of Things Past, Proust describes how the machines of transportation and communication transformed fashion, social mores, time-space perception, and the understanding of the laws of nature. Concentrating on the motif of speed, Carter establishes the centrality of the modern world to the novel's main themes and produces a far- reaching synthesis that demonstrates the work's profound structural unity"--Publisher description
Conversations with Shelby Foote by Shelby Foote( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews spanning thirty-seven years of the American author's career cover his feelings on the art of writing, life in the South, writers who have influenced him, and the Civil War
A concordance to the Oeuvres complètes of Arthur Rimbaud by William C Carter( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in English and French and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The UAB Marcel Proust Symposium : in celebration of the 75th anniversary of Swann's Way (1913-1988) by UAB Marcel Proust Symposium( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The memoirs of Ernest A. Forssgren, Proust's Swedish valet by Ernest A Forssgren( Book )

13 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents the complete text of the memoir, with an introduction and helpful annotations by the distinguished Proust scholar William C. Carter. Also included here is other new material: the inscriptions that Proust wrote for Forssgren's copy of Swann's Way; an important telegram that Proust sent Forssgren, which defines with greater precision the novelist's activities in the final months of his life; Forssgren's "Summary" of the first English biography of Proust, by George D. Painter, which provides many new details about Proust's last trip to Cabourg in 1914 and his attempts at seducing young men of the servant class; and the notes that Forssgren made in his copy of Painter's biography."--Jacket
In the shadow of young girls in flower by Marcel Proust( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It was this volume that won the Prix Goncourt in 1919, affirming Proust as a major literary figure and dramatically increasing his fame. Here the narrator whose childhood was reflected in Swann’s Way moves further through childhood and into adolescence, as the author brilliantly examines themes of love and youth, in settings in Paris and by the sea in Normandy. The reader again encounters Swann, now married to his former mistress and largely fallen from high society, and meets for the first time several of Proust's most memorable characters: the handsome, dashing Robert de Saint-Loup, who will become the narrator's best friend; the enigmatic Albertine, leader of the "little band" of adolescent girls; the profoundly artistic Elstir, believed to be Proust's composite of Whistler, Monet, and other leading painters; and, making his unforgettable entrance near the end of the volume, the intense, indelible Baron de Charlus. Permeated by the "bloom of youth" and its resonances in memories of love and friendship, In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower takes readers into the heart of Proust's comic and poetic genius. As with Swann's Way, Carter uses C. K. Scott Moncrieff's beloved translation as the basis for this annotated and fully revised edition. Carter corrects long-standing errors in Scott Moncrieff's otherwise superlative translation, bringing it closer than ever to the spirit and style of Proust's original text--and reaching English readers in a way that the Pléiade annotations cannot. Insightful and accessible, Carter’s edition of Marcel Proust’s masterwork will be the go-to text for generations of readers seeking to understand Proust’s remarkable bygone world." -- Publisher's description
Marcel Proust : a documentary volume( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the life and career of French author Marcel Proust, through an assemblage of significant published responses to Proust's works in chronological order with brief introductory remarks and with related material and illustrations, giving the reader a sense of the history of the contemporary criticism of Proust's writings as his reputation was emerging
Marcel Proust : writer's life( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deftly blending the personal and the historical, this program is an illuminating and accessible introduction to the life and work of Marcel Proust, whose novel Remembrance of Things Past changed the face of literature. Interviews with writers Dame Iris Murdoch, Shelby Foote, and writer-critic Roger Shattuck highlight the magnitude of Proust's accomplishment, while dramatizations of key scenes from Proust's life combine with rare archival footage to place his personal struggle in a historical context. The film was co-produced by William C. Carter, author of the critically acclaimed Proust biography. Archival interviews include Jean Cocteau, Francois Mauriac, and Celeste Albaret, Proust's long-time friend and assistant. (60 minutes)
The Proust questionnaire( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1886 and again in 1889 or 90, Marcel Proust responded to a questionnaire, which has become known as "The Proust Questionnaire." His responses and the responses of sixteen contemporary celebrities are included in this book. Celebrity responders are: Isabelle Adjani, Rosanna Arquette, Brigitte Bardot, Marisa Berenson, Alain de Botton, Daniel Boulud, Anh Duong, Diane von Furstenberg, Serge Lutens, Richard Meier, Tony Parker, Andrée Putnam, Lee Radziwill, Nadine de Rothschild, Luc Sante and Bernar Venet
In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One hundred years have passed since Marcel Proust published the first volume of what was to become a seven-volume masterpiece, In Search of Lost Time. In the intervening century his famously compelling novel has never been out of print and has been translated into dozens of languages. English-language readers were fortunate to have an early and extraordinarily fine translation of the novel from Charles Kenneth Scott Moncrieff. With the passage of time, however, the need for corrections, revisions, and annotations to the Scott Montcrieff translation has become apparent. Esteemed Proust scholar William C. Carter celebrates the publication centennial of Swann{u2019}s Way with a new, more accurate and illuminating edition of the first volume of In Search of Lost Time. Carter corrects previous translating missteps to bring readers closer to Proust{u2019}s intentions while also providing enlightening notes to clarify biographical, historical, and social contexts. Presented in a reader-friendly format alongside the text, these annotations will enrich and deepen the experience of Proust{u2019}s novel, immersing readers in the world of an unsurpassed literary genius."--Publisher's description
In search of lost time by Marcel Proust( Book )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role of the machine in A la recherche du temps perdu by William C Carter( )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What Baudelaire borrowed from Gautier by William C Carter( )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Fashion and adventure : the France of Jacques-Henri Lartique and Marcel Proust : September 15-December 31, 1988 by Sherrie D Gauley( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Marcel Proust : a life
Alternative Names
Carter, William Causey 1941-

Kārters, Viljams S. 1941-

Languages
English (103)

Italian (4)

French (3)

Spanish (2)

Polish (1)

Dutch (1)

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Proust in loveThe Proustian questConversations with Shelby FooteThe memoirs of Ernest A. Forssgren, Proust's Swedish valetThe Proust questionnaire