Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922

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Birth 1871-07-10
Death 1922-11-18
English, French

Biographical notes:

French author.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Fernand Gregh, [n.d.]"Jeudi." (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270615671

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Georges [de Lauris], [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270851761

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : [n.p.], to [Robert de Montesquiou], [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270851766

Marcel Proust is generally regarded as one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, his masterpiece being the multi-volume novel, A la recherche du temps perdu [Remembrance of things past].

From the description of Marcel Proust letter, Paris, to the Marquise de Casa Fuerté, Paris, 1907 June 7. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 40905804


From the description of Papers of Marcel Proust, 1934. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449853

In the fall of 1993, the Kolb-Proust Archive for Research was organized at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library. Robert Wedgeworth, then University Librarian, established the Archive in order to make available to scholars world-wide, through the Internet, the research notes and documentation of Philip Kolb, professor of French at the University of Illinois and editor Proust's correspondence. After coming to the University as a professor of French in 1945, Kolb worked on the editing of Proust's correspondence until just before his death in 1992. That same year saw the completion of his 21-volume set of the correspondence issued by the publisher Plon, in Paris. Kolb left behind a treasure-trove of research notes concerning Proust's letters which offer researchers information relating not only to Proust scholarship, but also to turn-of-the-century French intellectual life in general. Photocopies of a large number of Proust's letters are housed in the Archive, complementing one of the largest collections of original Proust letters, stored in The Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

From the description of Kolb-Proust Archive for Research. (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign). WorldCat record id: 71206541


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