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Documentary: “Marcel Proust: A Writer’s Life”

August 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm-7:30 pm


The Proust Center~New York

Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 6 – 7:30 pm

The Boni Salon: Proust at the Movies

Documentary: “Marcel Proust: A Writer’s Life” 

“Deftly blending the personal and the historical, this program is an illuminating and accessible introduction to the life and work of Marcel Proust, whose novel Remembrance of Things Past changed the face of literature. Interviews with writers Dame Iris Murdoch, Shelby Foote, and writer-critic Roger Shattuck highlight the magnitude of Proust’s accomplishment, while dramatizations of key scenes from Proust’s life combine with rare archival footage to place his personal struggle in a historical context. The film was co-produced by William C. Carter, author of the critically acclaimed Proust biography. Archival interviews include Jean Cocteau, François Mauriac, and Celeste Albaret, Proust’s long-time friend and assistant.” – Films Media Group

5 Stars. “This title belongs in every library collection, just as Proust belongs in every library.”—Video Rating Guide for Libraries


Presented in the first floor Willa Cather Community Room. 

All events are free and open to the public.  Space is limited – please register for this event.


August 8, 2018
6:00 pm-7:30 pm
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