NEW EXHIBITION AT THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM CELEBRATES THE 2013 CENTENNIAL OF THE PUBLICATION OF MARCEL PROUST’S LANDMARK WORK, SWANN’S WAY
À la recherche du temps perdu (Remembrance of Things Past, in the original English translation, or, in more recent translations, In Search of Lost Time), by Marcel Proust (1871-1922) is indisputably one of the seminal works of twentieth-century literature. Breaking new ground with its treatment of experience and memory, and the nature of writing itself, the seven-volume novel profoundly influenced the development of modern fiction. Beginning February 15, The Morgan Library & Museum marks the centennial of the 1913 publication of the novel’s first volume, Du côté de chez Swann (Swann’s Way), with an exhibition exploring Proust’s approach to writing and the personal experiences and relationships that so deeply influenced his prose. Marcel Proust and Swann’s Way: 100th Anniversary will run through April 28, 2013.