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JASON, N.: Life and Work of Marcel Proust (The) (Unabridged)


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JASON, N.: Life and Work of Marcel Proust (The) (Unabridged)

Born in 1871, Marcel Proust was intent on becoming a writer from an early age. For much of his youth, Proust led the life of a man-about-town, frequenting fashionable Paris drawing rooms and literary salons, which would form the background of a number of his early stories and sketches. Remembrance of Things Past, the major French literary statement of the twentieth century, looks back at the old social order while noting the rise of a different way of life. It is extraordinary not only for its length, but for the remarkable observations of the aspirations, the foibles and the emotions of life. This new biography is written and read by Neville Jason who, through his recordings for Naxos AudioBooks, has become the voice of Proust for a generation.

Disc 1

  The Life and Work of MARCEL PROUST
1.   Reynaldo Hahn sings Offrande, 1909 00:08:00
2.   Three fictional creative artists: a composer, a painter and an author 00:06:52
3.   Proust's episodes of 'involuntary memory' were a means of 00:03:53
4.   The Franco - Prussian War 00:02:06
5.   The birth of Marcel Proust, 10 January 1871 00:06:30
6.   The goodnight kiss 00:11:47
7.   Military service 00:05:50
8.   The first short story 00:04:30
9.   Influential drawing rooms 00:03:49
10.   Comte Robert de Montesquiou - Fezensac 00:08:08
11.   Reynaldo Hahn 00:13:43
12.   Lucien Daudet 00:02:05
13.   The Dreyfus Case 00:02:16

Disc 2

  The Life and Work of MARCEL PROUST
1.   The Dreyfus Case (cont) 00:03:53
2.   Pleasures and Days 00:06:31
3.   Jean Santeuil, the early, autobiographical novel 00:06:34
4.   Anna de Noailles 00:03:30
5.   Marcel Proust and John Ruskin 00:07:55
6.   More work: Ruskin's The Bible of Amiens 00:05:01
7.   The move to 102 Boulevard Haussmann 00:05:12
8.   Time Lost, Time Regained, involuntary memory 00:05:35
9.   Alfred Agostinelli 00:07:36
10.   Sergei Diaghilev, Jean Cocteau, Pablo Picasso and friends 00:09:20
11.   Looking for a publisher 00:08:23
12.   The manuscript is delivered to Grasset 00:04:47
13.   Proust and Agostinelli 00:04:47

Disc 3

  The Life and Work of MARCEL PROUST
1.   Proust and Agostinelli (cont) 00:01:27
2.   The publication of Swann's Way 00:09:57
3.   The First World War begins, 3 August 1914 00:07:50
4.   The year of 1915 00:07:56
5.   The poet Paul Morand 00:03:07
6.   Proust begins to go out again into the world 00:04:58
7.   Proust changes publishers - and joins 00:06:00
8.   The Armistice - a meeting with Harold Nicholson and a move to Rue Hamelin 00:02:34
9.   Within a Budding Grove published in 1919, winning the Prix Goncourt 00:06:22
10.   The meeting with James Joyce 00:02:15
11.   Proust and Music 00:06:30
12.   The Guermantes Way Part 2 and Sodom and Gomorrah published 1921 00:04:09
13.   Colette remembers 00:01:22
14.   People and characters 00:07:47
15.   Worsening health and death 00:07:07

Total Playing Time: 03:57:54

Jason, Neville

Jason, Neville

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Biographies

Catalogue No: NA325212

Barcode: 9789626342527

Boxset: NAX25312

Physical Release: 02/2002

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