Marcel Proust

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Where to start with: Marcel Proust
One hundred years after the French writer’s death, translator Lucy Raitz suggests some good ways into his work

Lucy Raitz

18, Nov, 2022 @4:31 PM

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In search of lost toast: Paris show reveals origins of Proust’s madeleines
Previous versions of French novel featured stale bread, toast and biscuit as trigger for author’s childhood memories

Kim Willsher in Paris

10, Oct, 2022 @2:32 PM

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From the archive: celebrating the centenary of Marcel Proust, 1971
Madeleine moments 100 years after the great writer’s birth. By Chris Hall

Chris Hall

01, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The Guardian view on new work from Proust: more lessons from lockdown | Editorial
Editorial: Rediscovered early texts offer fresh insights from an author who created his masterpiece in self-isolation


17, Mar, 2021 @6:41 PM

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Unseen work by Proust announced as ‘thunderclap’ by French publisher
The Seventy-Five Pages, out next month, contains germinal versions of episodes developed in In Search of Lost Time and opens ‘the primitive Proustian crypt’

Sian Cain

16, Feb, 2021 @3:21 PM

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A Saint from Texas by Edmund White review – a delicious, salacious romp
Edmund White’s tale of twin sisters fleeing 50s Texas, one to a convent, the other to a glitzy life in Paris, is full of Proustian insight

Benjamin Evans

10, Aug, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Short and sweet: the best stories to read right now
Thought-provoking, intense and consumed in one sitting, do short stories make for a perfect reading experience? Chris Power finds out, and shares the all-time greats

Chris Power

18, Jul, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Got 150 hours? Great audiobooks to listen to on lockdown
From Ian McKellen reading Homer to Bill Bryson on the body, these audiobooks can expand your horizons, even when you can’t go out

Steven Poole

25, Mar, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Revealed: uncensored diaries of the Tory MP who partied with Nazis and the idle rich
The gossipy writings of Henry ‘Chips’ Channon who recorded the decadence of interwar London are to appear in full at last

Donna Ferguson

03, Nov, 2019 @9:06 AM

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Lie With Me by Philippe Besson review – a French bestseller
Full of Proustian echoes, this story of gay adolescence deals with complex issues of class, shame and secrecy

Tessa Hadley

06, Sep, 2019 @7:58 AM

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Lost airtime? BBC Radio 4’s search for Proust’s masterpiece
The vast scope of À la Récherche du Temps Perdu was always going to make 10 hours seem too short – but there were highlights to savour

Alex Clark

27, Aug, 2019 @1:35 PM

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Let’s not keep new music in seclusion | Letter
Letter: Presenting music recently created alongside that of the last 100 years would certainly enable listeners to assess composers’ achievements more accurately, says Meirion Bowen


20, Aug, 2019 @4:17 PM

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