Tue 29 Jun - Tue 20 Jul

Homage to Marcel Proust

Life is too short, and Proust is too long,” said the cruel Anatole France.

Too long, really? On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Marcel Proust’s birth, let us hear about the life and oeuvre of the man whom Graham Greene called the “greatest novelist of the 20th century

Antoine Compagnon, professor at the Collège de France, and Christopher Prendergast, author of Living and Dying with Marcel Proust, will discuss the timelessness of the French literary genius, while our reading group will explore Swann’s Way, the first volume of Proust’s monumental novel, In Search of Lost Time (À la recherche du temps perdu).

Our tribute will be complemented by two very different adaptations of In Search of Lost Time: La Captive by Chantal Akerman (2000), an adaptation of La Prisonnière and Time Regained by Raúl Ruiz (1999).

See also:
British artist Edmund de Waal on Proust
our blog post on 5 French video games about memories