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Close Looking: Marcel Proust Letters

February 13th, 2013

Humanities News

This Wednesday, February 13th, please join us for a Close Looking event on the Marcel Proust letters at Brandeis, with talks by Professor Hollie Harder (Romance Studies) and Professor Paul Jankowski (History).

Brandeis is fortunate to have a collection of 23 original handwritten letters from Marcel Proust (1871-1922), one of France’s most celebrated writers, to Bernard Grasset, his editor and publisher. The letters were written between 1913 and 1916, while Proust was working on sections of In Search of Lost Time. The Proust letters at Brandeis reveal details of his writing process and the negotiations surrounding the publication of Swann’s Way, as well as the sometimes tumultuous professional relationship between Proust and his editor.

Please join your Brandeis friends and colleagues at this event in the Close Looking series, an interdisciplinary program offering in-depth discussion of some of our university’s greatest treasures from the library’s Special Collections and the Rose Art Museum. Each session includes a viewing of a particular work, presentations by faculty members, thought-provoking conversation, and refreshments.

Wednesday, February 13th
Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library
3:30-5:30 p.m.

The Close Looking series is a project of the Mandel Center for the Humanities in collaboration with the Rose Art Museum and the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department. This series is funded by Ann Tanenbaum ’66.

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