The Life and Work of Marcel Proust

  • by Neville Jason
  • Narrated by Neville Jason
  • 3 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This, the first audio-biography of Marcel Proust, tells the story of one of the world's most original and admired literary geniuses. From his youth in the salons of Belle Epoque Paris, we follow his progress through to his later years when, as a near recluse, he writes through the nights in his cork-lined bedroom.
In his great autobiographical novel Remembrance of Things Past, separating fact from fiction becomes a fascinating game of literary detection.

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A fine intro to Proust

I don't know why people have rated this so low; it's an excellent intro to the life and work of Proust, one of the greatest novelists of the 20th century. I have read Proust both in English and in French, as well as several biographies, and this audiobook (it was conceived for audio, and there is no paper edition) is certain to give enough information for the casual reader. In addition, its use of music helps enlighten listeners about the music that was important in Proust's oeuvre.

Good job, Naxos.
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- Kirk McElhearn

Informative - the man behind the work!

I knew zero about Marcel Proust prior to listening to this audio book. His name seems to come up frequently in my circle of interest and and I was curious. I listen for pleasure and didn't want to invest in a 7 book literary masterpiece if it was dry and dated. I decided I would investigate the author before venturing onto the work. Glad I did - decided to give book 1 (Swann's way) a try.
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- Joanne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-17-2005
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks