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Last Updated: Feb 19, 2024 12:43 PM

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Michael Kicey
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Welcome to the second edition of the UB Research Guide on the life and works of Marcel Proust (1871-1922), early twentieth-century French novelist and author of arguably the most ambitiously conceived and brilliantly executed novel in the history of literature, A la Recherche du temps perdu (1913-1927), translated into English as In Search of Lost Time or Remembrance of Things Past. On the pages of this guide, you will find links to definitive and authoritative resources, both in print and online, on Proust's life, works, correspondence, and historical context, an exhaustive guide to the critical tradition of writing on Proust in English, an audiovisual companion to works of visual art and music mentioned in Proust's novel, and a selection of links to further digital resources. This guide aims to unlock the incalculable riches of Proust's masterpiece for all readers, whether amateur or scholarly, and at all levels, from beginners to veteran Proustians – all, without exception, are invited to this feast of joy.
All communication concerning the form and content of this guide, including suggestions or criticisms, should be addressed to Michael Kicey, Humanities Liaison Librarian (contact info at left). I would personally like to thank Linda Lohr, Kris Miller, Molly Poremski, Erin Rowley, and especially Laura Taddeo for their help, guidance, and encouragement in the creation of this guide.
Above: Le Château d'Eau ("Water Palace") at the Universal Exposition of 1900 in Paris, France. Contemporary postcard. Image source: Wikimedia Commons. Public domain in the USA (pre-1923). Design: Michael Kicey, using Canva.