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2nd February 2016



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Arthur Goldhammer


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In Search of Lost Time – A Graphic Novel

(À la recherche du temps perdu)


The greatest French literary masterpiece of all time is now available as a graphic novel.

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The greatest French literary masterpiece of all time is now available as a graphic novel.

Proust’s oceanic novel In Search of Lost Time looms over twentieth-century literature as one of the greatest, yet most endlessly challenging, literary experiences.

Now, in what renowned translator Arthur Goldhammer says might be “likened to a piano reduction of an orchestral score,” the French illustrator Stéphane Heuet re-presents Proust in graphic form for anyone who has always dreamed of reading him but was put off by the sheer magnitude of the undertaking.

This graphic adaptation reveals the fundamental architecture of Proust’s work while displaying a remarkable fidelity to his language as well as the novel’s themes of time, art, and the elusiveness of memory.

‘Captures the essence of Proust beautifully.’ The Economist
‘A triumph’ New Statesman
‘Heuet has certainly succeeded in conveying the “flavour” of Proust’s novel’ Financial Times
‘Sumptuous, elegant and beautifully paced, it is completely absorbing…I’ll be forever glad to have spent so much time bent over it’ The Observer
‘Heuet’s love of Proust shines through in his inventive drawings.’ The Independent
Bonus Material
Arthur Goldhammer on Proust’s Masterpiece as a Graphic Novel
Marcel Proust

Meet the author

Marcel Proust was born on July 10, 1871, at 96, Rue La Fontaine in the 16th Arrondissement of Paris (Auteuil district) and died at the age of 51 on November 18, 1922, at 44, Rue Hamelin, Paris XVI. His family belonged to the wealthy upper middle class. His father, Adrien Proust, was a respected phys…

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Stéphane Heuet

Meet the author

Stéphane Heuet is an artist and comics illustrator, born in Brest, France, in 1957. The son of a naval officer, he is himself a keen sailor, and in 2010 he published a collection of 18 maritime stories by authors such as Pierre Mac Orlan and Herman Melville with watercolour illustrations. Heuet is b…

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