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PROUSTFEST 2013

November 14-17, 2013

LIST OF PROUSTFEST EVENTS

Thurs 11/14, 5-7pm: The Swann's Way Centenary, Salon 1:  Proust's definitive biographer and University Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Alabama at Birmingham, William C. Carter on his new centenary edition of Swann's Way, published by Yale University Press. 

Marcel Proust published Swann's Way, the first volume of what was to become his seven-volume masterpiece, In Search of Lost Time, on November 14, 1913. Join us on the 100th anniversary of that date as we celebrate with esteemed Proust scholar William C. Carter, who will discuss his new, annotated centenary edition of Swann's Way, which corrects previous translating missteps and includes enlightening notes providing biographical, historical, and social contexts. Read about other Swann's Way centenary events at Carter's website: proust-ink.com. Books available for sale and signing thanks to Brown Bookstore.

Takes place at the Athenaeum - free and open to the public!

Proustfest 2013 series sponsor: vintagepens.com


Thurs 11/14, 8pm: The Swann’s Way Centenary, Dining with Marcel Proust: a celebration of Proust-inspired food, wine, and literature, plus musical performances by pianist Aaron Jackson and violinist Chase Spruill, at Pot au Feu restaurant, 44 Custom House Street.

Join fellow Proust enthusiasts in the intimate setting of Pot au Feu to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of Swann's Way, with a menu of food and wines inspired by Proust's text; a performance by pianist Aaron Jackson and violinist Chase Spruill of music by some of Proust's favorite composers; and readings from Proust's works and letters, with an emphasis on his singular wit.

Seating is very limited! Tickets are $125 per person and must be purchased in advance. Safely and securely purchase tickets online at the link below; call the Athenaeum at 401-421-6970 with your credit card information, or mail a check to:

The Providence Athenaeum, attention: Christina Bevilacqua

251 Benefit Street

Providence, RI 02903.

 

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Fri 11/15, 5-7pm: The Swann's Way Centenary, Salon 2:  Scholar and biographer Anka Muhlstein on her newest book, Monsieur Proust's Library

Reading was so important to Marcel Proust that it sometimes seems he was unable to create a personage without a book in hand. Everybody in his work reads: servants and masters, children and parents, artists and physicians, and the more sophisticated characters find it natural to speak in quotations. Proust made literary taste a means of defining personalities and gave literature an actual role to play in his novels. Muhlstein draws out these themes in Proust's work and life, providing not only a friendly introduction to the momentous In Search of Lost Time, but also exciting highlights of some of the finest work in French literature. Books available for sale and signing thanks to Brown Bookstore.

Takes place at the Athenaeum - free and open to the public!

Proustfest 2013 series sponsor: vintagepens.com


Sat 11/16, 7pm and Sun 11/17, noon: The Swann's Way Centenary, at the Cinema: the Cable Car Cinema presents two special screenings of Time Regained, director Raúl  Ruiz's heralded 1999 film adaptation of the final volume of Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time.

Buy tickets here: cablecarcinema.tickets.com. More info: 401-272-3970 or cablecarcinema.com. The Cable Car is located at 204 South Main Street in Providence.

 

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