Proustian Paths

Episode 6: Swann in Love

Swann is in love. In this episode, our path through Proust's masterpiece follows Charles Swann's journeys from his home to the Verdurin salon, and from there to Odette's house at the beginning of their grand affair.

Join audio tour guide James Holden for the next leg of our gentle walk through the classic work of French literature, Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time.

Shortcut: Vinteuil

Vinteuil's music is one of the central artistic reference points in Marcel Proust's novel In Search of Lost Time. But who is Vinteuil? In this episode, host Dr. James Holden provides you with a very quick shortcut to understanding this character's place in Proust's masterpiece of French literature, helping you get ahead on your own journey through this classic work.

*Contains plot SPOILERS for the entirety of Proust's In Search of Lost Time.

Shortcut: The Little Clan

Who are 'the little clan'? Find out in the first episode of 'Proustian Shortcuts', the new podcast series from Proustian Paths that provides you with quick shortcuts to an understanding of the key characters and concepts in Marcel Proust's classic novel, In Search of Lost Time. Join host Dr James Holden and get ahead in your own journey through Proust now.

*Contains plot SPOILERS for the entirety of Proust's In Search of Lost Time.

Shortcuts: Trailer

Introducing Proustian Shortcuts, the new series of quick podcasts from Proustian Paths designed to get you ahead in your reading of Marcel Proust's masterpiece, In Search of Lost Time. Each 'Shortcut' episode will provide a spoiler-filled discussion of a crucial character or concept from this classic work of French literature.

Join host Dr James Holden and find your own path through Proust's novel now.

Episode 5: The Verdurin Salon

Our journey along the Proustian Paths has finally brought us to the Verdurin salon in Paris. In this episode we meet the 'little clan' for the first time. We learn about the love affair between Charles Swann and Odette and hear the Vinteuil sonata for the first time.

Join your host James Holden for the next leg in this gentle walk through the text of Marcel Proust's literary masterpiece, In Search of Lost Time.

Episode 4: The Two Ways

There are two 'ways' that head out of Proust's Combray - Swann's Way and the Guermantes Way. In this episode of Proustian Paths, our gentle walk through the text of Marcel Proust's classic novel In Search of Lost Time finally finds us heading down these paths. Join audio tour guide James Holden and discover how they shape so much of the literary terrain to come.

Episode 3: Combray

Combray looms large in the Proustian imagination. In Episode 3 of the Proustian Paths podcast, our gentle walk through Marcel Proust's classic novel In Search of Lost Time finally brings us to this town. Your audio tour guide James Holden will help you to navigate the section of text describing this place, and will show you all the best literary-critical views. Let's discover the town, its inhabitants, and its place in the Narrator's memories.

Episode 2: Madeleine Cakes and Tea

The madeleine cake sequence is the most famous moment in Marcel Proust's classic novel In Search of Lost Time - and one of the best known passages in all of European Literature.

Discover why in this episode of Proustian Paths. Join your audio tour guide James Holden as we pause on our gentle walk through Proust's classic novel to enjoy tea and cake, and to take in the literary-critical view.

Episode 1: Waking and Sleeping

In Episode 1 of Proustian Paths, we set out on our gentle walk through the text of Marcel Proust's classic work, In Search of Lost Time.

Your audio tour guide James Holden will steer you safely through the difficult opening passages of the novel. He will provide you with a map of the section, highlight its landmarks and show you the best literary-critical views.

Proustian Paths: Trailer

Proustian Paths is the podcast that will take you on a gentle walk through a classic work of literature: Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time.

James Holden is your audio tour guide for this journey. He'll draw you a literary map, mark on it the novel's key features and show you the very best critical views. This trailer will prepare you for the coming journey.

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