Friday Apr 16, 2021

Episode 2: Madeleine Cakes and Tea

The madeleine cake sequence is the most famous moment in Marcel Proust's novel In Search of Lost Time.

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 work to enjoy tea and cake. Learn about the idea of 'involuntary memory' and discover Proust's madeleine cake - so famous it even ended up as a phrase: 'madeleine de Proust'.

This episode will provide you with:

* a 'map' of this famous scene.

* a discussion of the section's literary highlights or 'landmarks'.

* an opportunity to take in the literary-critical view

So relax with a cup of tea and join us as we continue our literary journey through Marcel Proust's masterpiece of French literature - A la recherche du temps perdu. The perfect introduction to Proust for new readers and the ideal way for dedicated Proustians to get a new perspective on this key scene.

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