Remembrance of Things Proust

(featured image via jrbenjamin

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the first volume of Marcel Proust’s monumental novel, In Search of Time Lost (also translated as Remembrance of Things Past).  That anniversary is not going unnoticed. Proust has popped up everywhere this year, with new editions of his works and his face adorning everything from refrigerator magnets to t-shirts (a phenomenon discussed over at The Daily Beast).

Here, we’ve tried to make the man known long, hard to follow sentences a novel that is most certainly not one to be read straight through, a bit more approachable. Let’s have fun with Proust.

The Adventures of Marcel Proust 

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=av5ncxj7wVE[/youtube]

 

Monty Python – Summarize Proust Competition (Uncensored) 

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwAOc4g3K-g[/youtube]

 

Summarize Proust Challenge

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdIZUomR21M[/youtube]

 

Morrissey reads Proust : Luxuria at the Town & Country Club 1988

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZZRdNjwnr8[/youtube]

 

Hollywood Palace – Agnes Moorehead performs Proust 

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_o6kqK14aY[/youtube]

 

Eric Cartman Answers Proust’s Questionnaire 

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iRV30cfT8w[/youtube]

 

And, yeah, I’m pretty sure that I am not the first person to come up with that title. It’s more lame than clever. But it made me smile, so I’m keeping it.

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