Neville Jason: The Life & Work of Marcel Proust (unabridged)

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Neville Jason: The Life & Work of Marcel Proust (unabridged)

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14th Feb 2002




3 hours 57 minutes


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Neville Jason: The Life & Work of Marcel Proust (unabridged)

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Born in 1871, Marcel Proust was intent on becoming a writer from an early age. For much of his youth, Proust led the life of a man-about-town, frequenting fashionable Paris drawing rooms and literary salons, which would form the background of a number of his early stories and sketches. Remembrance of Things Past, the major French literary statement of the twentieth century, looks back at the old social order while noting the rise of a different way of life. It is extraordinary not only for its length, but for the remarkable observations of the aspirations, the foibles and the emotions of life. This new biography is written and read by Neville Jason who, through his recordings for Naxos AudioBooks, has become the voice of Proust for a generation.

Neville Jason: The Life and Work of MARCEL PROUST

Reynaldo Hahn sings Offrande, 1909

Three fictional creative artists: a composer, a painter and an author

Proust's episodes of 'involuntary memory' were a means of

The Franco-Prussian War

The birth of Marcel Proust, 10 January 1871

The goodnight kiss

Military service

The first short story

Influential drawing rooms

Comte Robert de Montesquiou-Fezensac

Reynaldo Hahn

Lucien Daudet

The Dreyfus Case

The Dreyfus Case (cont)

Pleasures and Days

Jean Santeuil, the early, autobiographical novel

Anna de Noailles

Marcel Proust and John Ruskin

More work: Ruskin's The Bible of Amiens

The move to 102 Boulevard Haussmann

Time Lost, Time Regained, involuntary memory

Alfred Agostinelli

Sergei Diaghilev, Jean Cocteau, Pablo Picasso and friends

Looking for a publisher

The manuscript is delivered to Grasset

Proust and Agostinelli

Proust and Agostinelli (cont)

The publication of Swann's Way

The First World War begins, 3 August 1914

The year of 1915

The poet Paul Morand

Proust begins to go out again into the world

Proust changes publishers - and joins

The Armistice - a meeting with Harold Nicholson and a move to Rue Hamelin

Within a Budding Grove published in 1919, winning the Prix Goncourt

The meeting with James Joyce

Proust and Music

The Guermantes Way Part 2 and Sodom and Gomorrah published 1921

Colette remembers

People and characters

Worsening health and death

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