Fri 13 Dec

A Prize for Proust: the 1919 Prix Goncourt

Lecture by Edward Hughes

In December 1919, Marcel Proust won the prestigious Prix Goncourt for A l’ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs, the second volume in what would later emerge as one of the great novels of the twentieth century, A la recherche du temps perdu. Professor Edward Hughes (Queen Mary University London) explores the context in which Proust was working in 1919, the coverage given to the award and how A l’ombre can be read as the novel of modernity.

As part of a wider initiative taking place all over the UK: The Choix Goncourt UK.

7pm | in English | Free

See also the screening of The Captive, adapted from Proust’s The Prisoner at 8.15pm


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Fri 13 Dec