Proust et Cabourg

Reference: LIV009

€35.00

"Proust et Cabourg", by Jean-Paul Henriet  (Editions Gallimard, publication date: June 2020) can now be pre-ordered.

The advantages of pre-ordering are twofold:

1) The book will be shipped to you as soon as it is in print, at no extra cost for postage and handling.

2) The author will sign your copy on the frontispiece with a personalized ...

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"Proust et Cabourg", by Jean-Paul Henriet  (Editions Gallimard, publication date: June 2020) can now be pre-ordered.

 

The advantages of pre-ordering are twofold:

 

1) The book will be shipped to you as soon as it is in print, at no extra cost for postage and handling.

 

2) The author will sign your copy on the frontispiece with a personalized message.

 

Pre-orders will guarantee that the publication timeline is respected by registering a number of early-bird sales. 

 

In order to facilitate the personalization of your copy by Mr. Henriet, please indicate the name of the person to whom the book should be dedicated using the "commentary" text field available during the ordering process.

 

Jean-Paul Henriet, a renowned expert of both Marcel Proust's literary work and his correspondence, is the former mayor of Cabourg and current  board member of the SAMP. His forthcoming book "Proust and Cabourg" invites the reader to discover the historical Cabourg which inspired Marcel Proust in "In the Search of Lost Time". The members of the SAMP who went on Mr Henriet's tour of Cabourg in September 2019 still have vivid memories of it.

 

Proust visited Cabourg three times and spent a total of fifteen months there. Balbec (which is essentially based on Cabourg) is the most-cited place-name in "In the Search of Lost Time". The Grand Hôtel, the Casino, the dike, the beach and the surroundings all make an ideal backdrop for Proust's grand social panorama. That panorama draws on information gleaned from his invaluable "informers", in particular the d'Altons whose role in Proust's work is brought to the fore here.

 

In this book, Mr Henriet reveals where the real Mr Swann resided, where Edouard Vuillard painted, the mysteries of a so-called Combray somewhere in the  Pays-d'Auge, and where the "Persian" church of Balbec can be found. He also tells  the reader about the "little train serving  the local railway line", Proust's Mont Saint-Michel, the yacht called Hélène, the Unic Taximeters, the mayor Charles Bertrand, the yacht called Aimée, as well as Lantelme's double drowning, the overlooked role of the Cambremers, Mrs Lerossignol (his florist in Houlgate), his friends in Cabourg and its surrounding area...

 

The book includes over 450 documents, some of which are truly exceptional and many of which are published here for the first time. They show Proust in Balbec as we have never seen him before. The reader will embark on the discovery a fascinating, marvelous, tormented world with the added pleasure of secrets still to come.

 

Bound in full paper

192 pages. Text in French only.

Recommended public price: 35 €

Preorder price: 30 € + 5 € of shipping cost.

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