Centennial 2013

Swann's Way

This year we celebrate the centennial of Swann's Way, the first book of In Search of Lost Time. In celebration, we compiled a list of events and publications related to this event.

Resemblance: Portraits of Characters from Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time


The Portraits

Resemblance is a picture book of paintings inspired by Marcel Proust’s novel A la recherche du temps perdu by acclaimed artist David Richardson.

Marcel Proust: A Life by William C. Carter

Yale U. Press

Marcel Proust: A Life

This outstanding biography portrays in abundant detail the life and extraordinary times of Marcel Proust, one of the greatest literary voices of the twentieth century.

New Editiong of Swann's Way by Yale University Press

Yale U. Press

New Edition Swann's Way

On the 100th anniversary of its original publication, Yale University Press introduces a landmark new edition of Proust's masterpiece—impeccably revised and annotated by the foremost Proust scholar of our time.

A website celebrating the life and works of Marcel Proust

Proust in the News


The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival 2013. At some thousand pages and a million and a half words, reading Proust's In Search of Lost Time is a life-changing experience. To celebrate its centenary join The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival for their specially commissioned three-part series—Pocket Proust—exploring the author's life and times.

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The Proust family chez Tante Léonie. Patricia Mante-Proust, a descendant of Proust, visited us in Birmingham with her parents when she was very young. The visit (1988) corresponded with a production of Proust by Frank and Jane Trechsel at the Festival Theater and the Prousts were in the audience. This article was posted by L'Echo Républicain by Joel Anfray.

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The Wall Street Journal: You Are What You Read. No one should read Marcel Proust's "In Search of Lost Time" for the first time. A first reading, however carefully conducted, cannot hope to unlock the book's complexity, its depth, its inexhaustible richness. This is a lucid exposition of how Proust put his reading to work in the creation of "In Search of Lost Time."

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Monsieur Proust's Library. Anka Muhlstein, one of the Center for Fiction's favorite speakers is back to talk about her new book, Monsieur Proust's Library.

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