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Franco-Scottish Society (Edinburgh): Proust retrouvé par Marion Schmid

Wednesday 18 May 16:15-18:00


The French Institute in Scotland is delighted to partner with the Franco-Scottish Society (Edinburgh branch) and host their series of talks taking place at the Institute. Please note, those events are accessible to everyone with free access to FSS and IFE members only.




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Talk: Marion Schmid, Proust retrouvé

Wednesday 18 May 2022 at 4:15pm
On-site at the Institute


In French but we gladly accept questions in English

Free admission to FSS and IFE members | £5 general public | £3 students

Please contact us to receive the student discount at frenchclassesife gmail.com
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About the talk
In 2021, the 150th anniversary year of Proust’s birth, the publisher Gallimard announced the release of a never-before published manuscript by the French author: the “seventy-five pages”. These constitute the oldest draft of In Search of Lost Time, which for decades had been considered lost. This moving manuscript not only lays the foundations for the main themes of Proust’s future novel, but also reveals a different Proust- an author still closer to the biographical first person from which he would gradually distance himself over the years. In this illustrated lecture, Marion Schmid will revisit the life and work of Proust in the light of this long-lost manuscript.

Marion Schmid is Professor of French Literature and Film at the University of Edinburgh.



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Access Details
Institut français d’Ecosse, Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard (1st Floor)
West Parliament Square
Edinburgh EH1 1RF
The IFE and its Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard are fully accessible with step-free access.

All covid rules and restrictions have been lifted in Scotland, but the virus has not gone away. We therefore ask you kindly to use ’Covid sense’ to help protect yourself and others.

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