"Extremely lucid and well written, replete with interesting and often amusing social history. Most important, it is an original addition to Proustian studies, and Gallo will surely be recognized as having made a significant contribution to French cultural history."(Leo Bersani, University of California, Berkeley)
"Gallo has produced a unique, eloquent, and gratifying study of four Latin Americans who influenced Proust's life... Highly recommended."(Choice)
"...the study is well-written, highly enjoyable and informative, and could be seen as introducing a new perspective in the study of Proust's life and work."(Modern Language Review)
About the Author
Rubén Gallo is a professor of Latin American literature in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures and director of the Program in Latin American Studies at Princeton University. He is the author of several books, including Freud’s Mexico: Into the Wilds of Psychoanalyses, which won the Gradiva Award, and Mexican Modernity, winner of the Katherine Singer Kovacs Award.