Les Invités de Marcel Proust

A place to introduce and recognize people who have made important contributions to the world of Proust or whose own talents and creations intersect or connect with Proust and his works. 


Catherine Perry

Catherine Perry teaches French and Francophone Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

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Neville Jason

Neville Jason was born in London, and spent a part of his childhood in the United States. He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where he was awarded the diction prize by Sir John Gielgud.

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Luc Fraisse

Luc Fraisse est professeur de littérature française à l’université de Strasbourg : et membre senior de l'Institut universitaire de France.

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Evelyne Bloch-Dano

She is a specialist of modern literature, writer, and literary critic for Marie-Claire and Le Magazine littéraire.

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Patrick Alexander

Patrick retired from the University of Miami in 2007 to focus on making Marcel Proust's novel accessible to a new generation of non-academic readers in the twenty-first century.

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James Connelly

A Boston attorney working in the field of energy and public utility law in the U.S., the Middle East, and Asia, James Connelly has, since reading Swann's Way as an undergraduate, nurtured and indulged an interest in Marcel Proust and his works, in films and books about Proust, and in the music that caught and held Proust's ear.

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Cynthia Gamble

Cynthia Gamble, a noted authority on Marcel Proust, John Ruskin, and the Belle Époque, is vice-chairman of the Ruskin Society, and Visiting Fellow at The Ruskin Library & Research Centre at the University of Lancaster, and a Companion of the Guild of St. George.

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Mary Ann Caws

Mary Ann Caws is Distinguished Professor of English, French and Comparative Literature at the Graduate School of the City University of New York.

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Alan Halliday

 An internationally established British artist, (see The Dictionary of British Artists since 1945). Writing in The Times, the art critic John Russell Taylor said, “Halliday paints what obsesses him. His style is boldly calligraphic. Even his large-scale oil paintings depend largely on the definition of effective line while his smaller works in ink, gouache and pastel are built on a structure of amazingly fluid, spontaneous strokes of the pen; but they are in fact more than that. While the line may define the form, it is the colour which gives it form and life.”

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Jacques Falce

A retried engineer and member of the Cercle littéraire proustien de Cabourg-Balbec, in France.

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David Richardson

Artists and author of Resemblances, a picture book of paintings inspired by Marcel Proust’s novel À la recherche du temps perdu, first translated into English as Remembrance of Things Past and later as In Search of Lost Time

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Drew Watson

Drew Watson, tenor, is quickly establishing himself as an accomplished singer of opera, concert, and sacred literature. Drew is an alumnus of Columbia University, where he majored in French and studied vocal performance at The Juilliard School through the Columbia-Juilliard Exchange Program. 

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Élyane Dezon-Jones

Estelle Monbrun is the nom de plume of a university professor, Élyane Dezon-Jones, who taught at Barnard college and Washington University.

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