2013: A Year with Proust

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Through Nov 19, 2013
The French Embassy's centennial celebration of the publication of Swann’s Way.

On November 14, 1913, Swann’s Way (Du Côté de chez Swann), the first volume of In Search of Lost Time, was published in Paris, à compte d’auteur, by Grasset. One hundred years after the publication, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy presents a centennial celebration to commemorate this major international cultural turning point, 2013: A Year with Proust.

Since February, festivities have unfolded throughout New York City, from an exhibition of manuscripts, notes, letters and other materials from the drafting of Du côté de chez Swann at the Morgan Library and Museum to a screening of The Captive by Chantal Akerman, based on the fifth volume of A la Recherche and a concert entitled Proust the Musician, devoted to the composers and works that inspired the famous Vinteuil Sonata.

A Year with Proust continues in October and November with two special events. First, A Nomadic Reading of the entirety of Swann’s Way, over seven nights in seven locations. Second, Proust Inspires Fiction!, a series of roundtables which will gather French and American contemporary authors whose works in fiction are influenced by Proust: Charles Dantzig, Elyane Dezon-Jones, Laurent Mauvignier, Catherine Millet, Olivier Rolin, Jean-Christophe Valtat will converse with Jennifer Egan, Daniel Levin Becker and Edmund White.

In addition, the Proust and Me blog will continue through November 14!


Air France is a proud sponsor of 2013: A Year with Proust, a year long festival organized by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

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