The Life and Work of Marcel Proust
Date: January 2002
Duration: 3 hours 59 minutes
Born in 1871, Marcel Proust was intent on becoming a writer from an early age. For much of his youth Proust led the life of a man-about-town, frequenting fashionable Paris drawing rooms and literary salons, which would form the background of a number of his early stories and sketches, and subsequently Proust's great work, Remembrance of Things Past, the major French literary statement of the 20th century.