Monday, February 25

Marcel Proust and Swann's Way: 100th Anniversary

"Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time is one of the most influential and ambitious literary works of all time. The Morgan celebrates the 1913 publication of the first of its seven volumes, Swann's Way, with a fascinating selection of the author's notebooks, preliminary drafts, galley-proofs, and other documents from the collection of the Bibliothèque nationale de France. The works on display will provide unique insight into Proust's creative process and the birth of his masterpiece. Also on view will be period postcards with depictions of Illiers, which served as the inspiration for Proust's fictional town Combray, and Paris. Several letters between Proust and his mother, Jeanne, from the Morgan's collection, will be included."
The Morgan Library & Museum
Architectural Digest: Marcel Proust at Illiers-Combray
NYT: Proust, for Those With a Memory
Slate: The Way the Cookie Crumbles
New Republic: Jeanne's Way

2008 June: Marcel Proust
2011 October: How Proust Can Change Your Life
2012 April: Marcel Proust - À la recherche du temps perdu