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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Customer Reviews

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Painless, unpretentious, insightful introduction

Would you consider the audio edition of The Life and Work of Marcel Proust to be better than the print version?

Don't know - haven't read it.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I particularly appreciated the way in which he links the characters in 'Remembrance of Things Past' to the real people and events of Proust's life.

What about Neville Jason’s performance did you like?

I know him as a consummate reader of Proust's 'Remembrance of Things Past' (or 'In Search of Lost Time'). He exudes the sensitivity, sensuality, warmth and humanity that I imagine Proust to have had. He always makes sense of the words, quite a feat with some of those long, convoluted sentences. He can actually speak French, too, so no cringing at awful pronunciation as with some readings. This book shows how deeply he has researched the author and how much he loves the work.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The story of Marcel Proust is sad, but triumphant.

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- Mary


A remarkable tour de force. A difficult and complex subject treated with such gentle awareness. I would recommend this audio book unreservedly.
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- Zenouf the Birdcatcher

Book Details

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