Thursday, June 2, 2011

"Among the notebooks found at the time of Marcel Proust’s death were those containing Contre Sainte-Beuve, written 1895–1900. Contre Sainte-Beuve is an unusual document—part narrative, part essay—that can be read as an early draft of the first volumes of A la recherche du temps perdu and as a statement of Proust’s aesthetic principles." --Michael Shapiro
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  1. Since these notebooks weren't published until the mid 1950's they are apparently not available from sources like Project Gutenberg. However, if you understand French, there is a site where you can download the audio version:

  2. These sound amazing, wish I understood French better!