On Marcel Proust: Jean-Yves Tadié and Caroline Weber in conversation

Join author, publisher, and internationally acclaimed Proust scholar Jean-Yves Tadié and author and Barnard professor Caroline Weber as they discuss the Proust issue of Les Cahiers de L’Herne and the 75-page unpublished novel by the greatest 20th century novelist.

Marcel Proust being a godfatherly figure to Albertine, it is a tremendous honor and profound joy to (even virtually) host Jean-Yves Tadié, who edited the 1987-1989 four-volume Pléiade edition of In Search of Lost Time and published a landmark biography of  its author (Marcel Proust: A Life, trans by Euan Cameron, Viking).
Jean-Yves Tadié will be joined by Proust expert Caroline Weber, author of  Proust’s Duchess: How Three Celebrated Women Captured the Imagination of Fin-de-Siècle Paris (Knopf 2018), a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the American Library of Paris Book Prize and winner of the French Heritage Society Literary Award.

In English. RSVP here.

This event is free and open to our online community. Nevertheless, in order to support Albertine during these challenging times, we would greatly appreciate it if you purchased either a copy of Les Cahiers de L’Herne, Marcel Proust or a copy of Proust’s unpublished novel at our store.


Jean-Yves Tadié served as a professor at the Paris-Sorbonne University (Paris IV) and director of the collections “Classical Folio” and “Theatre Folio”. He is now professor emeritus at Paris-Sorbonne University.
For Gallimard and the Bibliothèque de la Pléiade édition, Tadié also worked on literature by Nathalie Sarraute and André Malraux.
Outside of France, Tadié was a director of the French Institute in London, a fellow at All Souls’ College, Oxford (1988-1991) and faculty member of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages at Oxford, as well as universities in Yaoundé, Alexandria, and Cairo. He has been a Commander in the Order of Arts and Letters since 2011 and Vice-President of the Société des Amis de Marcel Proust.

Caroline Weber is the author of the following books: Terror and Its Discontents: Suspect Words in Revolutionary France (U of Minnesota P 2003); Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution (Holt 2006/Picador 2007), a New York Times Notable Book and a Washington Post Best Book of the Year; and Proust’s Duchess: How Three Celebrated Women Captured the Imagination of Fin-de-Siècle Paris (Knopf 2018), a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the American Library of Paris Book Prize and the winner of the French Heritage Society Literary Award. She is currently at work on a sequel to Proust’s Duchess, a study of art and aristocratic society in Paris from the Dreyfus Affair to the end of World War I. Caroline Weber is Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Barnard College.

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