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Christopher Prendergast

Christopher Prendergast

Christopher Prendergast is a Fellow of King's College, Cambridge and a Fellow of the British Academy. He writes for the London Review of Books and the New Left Review. He is also the general editor of the Penguin reissues of Proust’s work, published in 2002.

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Latest reviews

  • “An excellent close reading.”
    — Washington Post, Nov 17 2022
  •  “Splendid... Reading [it] feels like, say, seeing all of Venice in a gondola, seated beside a patient, smiling, all-knowing art historian.”

    — The New York Times Book Review, Jun 7 2022
  • “This book will prompt many to reread Proust. For readers interested in 20th-century French literature and individuals with Proustian affinities.”
    — Library Journal, Apr 1 2022
  • ★ “Prendergast sheds light on the novelist’s rich sensory world in this bibliophile’s treasure chest... This one’s not to be missed.”
    — Publishers Weekly (Starred Review), Mar 17 2022
  • “A magnificent and very living book.”
    — Brooklyn Rail, Mar 14 2022
  • “Brushing away the dust of bone-dry scholarship, Prendergast brings the work, and the great man himself, to life.”
    — Buzz Magazine, Jan 19 2022
  • “Scholarly, rich and succinct... [An] irresistible journey.”
    — Irish Times, Jan 8 2022


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