Friday Aug 27, 2021

Shortcut: Vinteuil

Vinteuil's music is one of the central artistic reference points in Marcel Proust's classic novel In Search of Lost Time. But who is Vinteuil?

In this episode of Proustian Shortcuts from Proustian Paths, host Dr. James Holden provides you with a very quick shortcut to understanding this character's place in Proust's work A la recherche du temps perdu, helping you get ahead on your own journey through this masterpiece of French literature.

In this episode you will:

* Discover Vinteuil’s life in Combray.

* Learn about Vinteuil’s life as a composer and his feelings towards his own works.

* Discover Vinteuil’s two most important pieces of music, his Sonata for violin and piano and his Septet, and learn about their importance for both Proust’s Narrator and also Charles Swann in his relationship with Odette.

* Hear about the afterlife of Vinteuil’s music and the creation of his artistic legacy.

Save time in your reading and comprehension of the classic work In Search of Lost Time, and listen to this 3 minute episode today.

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

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