Monday, August 12, 2019

New Proust

Some Marcel Proust news in The Guardian:

Nine lost stories by Marcel Proust, which the revered French author is believed to have kept private because of their “audacity,” are due to be published for the first time this autumn.

Touching on themes of homosexuality, the stories were written by Proust during the 1890s, when he was in his 20s and putting together the collection of poems and short stories that would become Plaisirs et les jours [Pleasures and Days]. He decided not to include them.
The title of the forthcoming volume: Le Mystérieux Correspondant. A translation, I trust, will arrive.

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[“Audacity” is a characterization offered by the volume’s editor.]

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