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Max Kahn notes on Marcel Proust

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Title: Max Kahn notes on Marcel Proust, 1950sAdd to your cart.

ID: 01/02/02/POST 1650 0671

Primary Creator: Kahn, Max

Extent: 3.0 Items

Date Acquired: 00/00/2016

Subjects: Albaret, Celeste, Proust, Marcel - 1871-1922

Languages: English, French, German

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains Max Kahn's account of his visit to Marcel Proust's home and his disussion with Proust's former housekeeper, Celeste Albaret; his sketches of Proust's home with comparisons to the Combray house from In Search of Lost Time; and a translation of Wolf van Harder's article "Marcel Proust and the Valet Albert," accompanied by a facsimile of the original German text.

Collection Historical Note

During the 1950s, as scholars became increasingly interested in Marcel Proust's life, many sought out Proust's family and friends for interviews. Proust's former housekeeper, Celeste Albaret, became an important figure for those seeking to learn about Proust's personal affairs. Albaret worked for Proust from 1914-1922, after an introduction by her husband, Odilon Albaret, who was Proust's chauffeur. Proust was so fond of Celeste that he named a character after her in Sodom and Gomorrah.

Amateur Proust scholar Max Kahn visited Celeste Albaret in the later part of 1952 for an interview and wrote about his experience meeting her and Odilon.

Subject/Index Terms

Albaret, Celeste
Proust, Marcel - 1871-1922

Administrative Information

Repository: Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Acquisition Source: Donated by David Strauss

Related Materials: Additional Marcel Proust collections are held at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Urbana-Champaign.


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Folder 1: "Marcel Proust and the Valet", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: "Marcel Proust and the Valet", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: "Tissot" note, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: "Marcel Proust and the Valet" facsimile, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Meeting with Celeste Albaret, 1952Add to your cart.
Item 1: Meeting with Celeste Albaret handwritten draft, 1952Add to your cart.
Item 2: Meeting with Celeste Albaret handwritten draft, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Notes from interview with Celeste Albaret, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Notes comparing Illier and Combray, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: "Visit to Celeste Albaret - late Sept 1952." Container Folder, undatedAdd to your cart.


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