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On the occasion of the publication of the book Proust et les Arts by Thierry Laget, published by Hazan, on October 5th, the Société des amis de Marcel Proust et des amis de Combray is pleased to offer a preview of this work for sale, in the form of a subscription.

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On the occasion of the publication of the book Proust et les Arts by Thierry Laget, published by Hazan, on October 5th, the Société des amis de Marcel Proust et des amis de Combray is pleased to offer a preview of this work for sale, in the form of a subscription.

Several advantages are attached to it:
- A reduction on the price of the book: 99€ TTC, instead of 120€ TTC public price of sale;
- Free shipping costs;
- A card signed by the author.

This subscription is reserved for addresses in France only.
It will end on September 8th at 11:59 pm Paris time.
The shipments will be made by Colissimo, with tracking number, shortly after the closing of the subscription, that is to say during the month of September 2022.


A presentation of the book by the author is available for consultation on the Youtube channel of the association.


Presentation

À la recherche du temps perdu is not only a great novel, it is also a dazzling museum of fine arts. Proust exhibits the works he loves, from Giotto's frescoes to Vermeer's View of Delft, and hides countless more secret paintings, inventing page after page the catalog of an imaginary painter, Elstir, who sums up the best of the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th: Corot, Manet, Helleu, Turner, Whistler, Moreau, Monet, Renoir...

Proust built up this vast aesthetic culture throughout his life, by visiting galleries, museums, artists, and art cities. This book takes us on a journey through time and landscapes, introducing us in turn to the Proust family apartment, to the salons of the upper middle class and aristocracy, to the richest Parisian collectors, to the Louvre, in the great exhibitions of the time, which takes us to Brittany, to Bruges, to Amsterdam, to Venice, to the Gothic cathedrals, and even to the theaters and cabarets where, after the First World War, an art of rupture and revolt is revealed.

If Proust had not been a novelist, he would have been an art historian. Through a renewed and always sumptuous iconography, thanks to documents often unpublished or unknown, this book - which is first and foremost a story - proposes a new look at the writer who changed our view.

The author

Thierry Laget, born in Clermont-Ferrand in 1959, is the author of eight novels, including La Lanterne d'Aristote (Gallimard, Prix de l'Académie française Maurice Genevoix 2012), short stories (Dix manteaux rouges, Gallimard, 2017), essays on Tuscany, on the Macchiaioli painters, on Stendhal, and autobiographical prose.

He has collaborated on the edition of À la recherche du temps perdu in the Pléiade library, under the direction of Jean-Yves Tadié, procured editions of texts by Jacques Rivière (Quelques progrès dans l'étude du cœur humain), Marcel Proust (Le Côté de Guermantes and Les Plaisirs et les Jours) and Gustave Flaubert (Madame Bovary). In 2019, on the occasion of the centenary of the award of the Goncourt Prize to À l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs, he published Proust, prix Goncourt, Une émeute littéraire (Gallimard, Céleste Albaret Prize, translated into Spanish and Mandarin).

He is a member of the jury of the prix Valery Larbaud and president of the Association des amis de Jacques Rivière et d’Alain-Fournier.

Key information

À la recherche du temps perdu
is a dazzling museum of fine arts. This book proposes to approach Proust's work through the prism of painting.

By imagining a journey among the works that Proust admired and included in his reflections, the author shows how the gaze of one of the major writers of the 20th century was formed.

The sum of these masterpieces makes up a superb art book with unique iconography.

Features 

Volume : bound in a box
Format : 26 x 31 cm
170 illustrations
280 pages
Retail price : 120€ TTC
Nuart : 3122821
ISBN : 9782754112147
On sale : October 5, 2022

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