Proustian Paths

Welcome to Proustian Paths - the podcast channel that gives you different routes through Marcel Proust’s masterpiece, In Search of Lost Time. Join host Dr. James Holden in the main numbered episodes for a guided walk through of this classic work of French literature. Then, in the ‘Shortcuts’ episodes, get ahead in your understanding of Proust’s novel with spoiler-filled discussions of key characters and concepts that range across the entire text. The perfect podcast for readers new to Marcel Proust’s work, and the ideal way for dedicated Proustians to get new perspectives on the books they love.

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Episodes

Friday Apr 16, 2021

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.

Friday Apr 02, 2021

Join me on the Proustian Paths as we start our gentle walk through the text of Marcel Proust's classic work of French literature, In Search of Lost Time.
In this first episode of this series, your audio tour guide Dr. James Holden will steer you safely through the opening passages of the novel. We'll see how Proust's Narrator 'went to bed early'. We'll follow him as he begins to remember the places of his life - Combray, Balbec Tansonville, Paris and more.
This video will provide you with:
* a 'map' of the opening section of the book.
* a discussion of the passage's literary highlights or 'landmarks'.
* the best literary-critical views.
So dust off your literary walking boots, read along with the show if you want, and join us on this literary journey. The perfect introduction to Proust for new readers and dedicated Proustians alike.

Proustian Paths: Trailer

Friday Mar 26, 2021

Friday Mar 26, 2021

Proustian Paths is the new series of podcasts that will take you on a gentle walk through a classic work of French literature: Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time.
James Holden is your audio tour guide for this journey and is ready to show you the very best literary critical views.  So, dust off your literary walking boots and listen to this trailer to be ready for our journey through this twentieth-century masterpiece, Marcel Proust's novel A la recherche du temps perdu.

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