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A Conversation with William C. Carter In Celebration of Marcel’s Proust’s Birthday (in English)

A Conversation with William C. Carter In Celebration of Marcel’s Proust’s Birthday (in English)
A Conversation with William C. Carter In Celebration of Marcel’s Proust’s Birthday (in English)

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Jul 16, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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In honor of Marcel Proust’s birthday, join us for a conversation between Fereshteh Priou, founder of the Proust Society of Greenwich, and William C. Carter, Professor Emeritus of French at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Proust biographer.

William C. Carter is a distinguished Professor Emeritus of French at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His biography Marcel Proust: A Life was selected as a “Notable Book of 2000” by The New York Times. Harold Bloom has written that Carter is “Proust’s definitive biographer” and that his more recent book, Proust in Love, is “a marvelous study of the comic splendor of the great novelist’s vision of human Eros and its discontents.” He co-produced the award-winning documentary film Marcel Proust: A Writer’s Life.

In 2013, Yale University Press published a new edition of the biography and began publishing a revised, annotated edition of Scott Moncrieff’s distinguished translation of In Search of Lost Time. Swann’s Way appeared in 2013 and In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower was published in October 2015. The Gale Group published in 2013 his edition of The Dictionary of Literary Biography volume (371) on Proust. That same year Carter received the Médaille d’Or du Mérite Francophone from the American Delegation of La Renaissance Française.

Fereshteh Priou is the founder of the Proust Society of Greenwich and leading a monthly gathering of Proust enthusiasts since 2007. The group members engage in close reading of Marcel Proust’s book, À la recherche du temps perdu. Fereshteh started the fourth round of reading the book in January 2023.

This event will be in English on Zoom 

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