Cahier 7 - critical edition
The first volume offers the complete facsimile of Cahier 7 and its material description. The second volume includes the complete diplomatic (i.e., topographical) transcription of the notebook, an extended introduction and annotation that places it in its genetic and cultural context, as well as a content analysis, a diagram (or map) of the textual units, and several indexes.
Written largely in 1909 in parallel with Cahier 6, Cahier 7 is part of the early project of a "Contre Sainte-Beuve" that is both narrative and critical. In addition to descriptions of the church in Combray and the abbey in Guermantes, it contains the first drafts of episodes that will become central to À la recherche du temps perdu - the presentation of the "small nucleus of the Verdurins," the meeting of the hero with Guercy (the future Charlus), the evening at the Princess of Guermantes' house, and the great piece on the "accursed race" - but also a conversation between the hero and his mother about Guermantes, and then about "Sainte-Beuve and Baudelaire."
The present critical edition was prepared by Julie André, Emanuele Arioli and Matthieu Vernet. It includes the complete diplomatic (i.e., topographical) transcription of Cahier 7, an extensive introduction and annotation that places it in its genetic and cultural context, as well as a content analysis, a diagram (or map) of the textual units, and several indexes.
Established in 1962 and completed in 1985, the Marcel Proust collection is one of the jewels of the Manuscript Department of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, and one of the richest and most complete collections of literary manuscripts ever assembled. Notebooks 1 to 75 - nearly eight thousand pages - are its centerpiece.
Directed by Nathalie Mauriac Dyer, the collection "Cahiers 1 à 75 de la Bibliothèque nationale de France" offers for each notebook a volume of color facsimiles and a volume of critical edition. Also available from the publisher are Cahier 26, Cahier 44, Cahier 53, Cahier 54, Cahier 67 and Cahier 71.
The critical edition of Cahier 7 is offered at a 5% discount from the retail price, as well as free shipping. It is also possible to purchase the facsimile volume at the same time.
Under the direction of
Nathalie MAURIAC DYER
Bernard BRUN (†)
Michel RAIMOND (†)
Julie André, Emanuele Arioli, Matthieu Vernet (eds)
Pages: 1 volume, 304 p.
Size: 225 x 295 mm
Illustrations: 8 cols.
Publication date: 2022