Proustfest At Dean Hotel — Author Talk

(11.14) Sorry, late on this. The Dean Hotel, in collaboration with the Providence Athenaeum, presents PROUSTFEST 2014! Professor Mary Bergstein on her new book: In Looking Back One Learns to See: Marcel Proust and Photography. Bergstein has published widely on topics from Italian Renaissance sculpture to contemporary photography. Marcel Proust offered the twentieth century a

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Proustfest Part 2 At Athenaeum

(11.16) Friday’s Salon at the Athenaeum — “Proust’s Duchesse: The Making and Unmaking of a Society Style Icon” — continues the ‘Proust and fashion’ conversation started Tuesday (see below), this time with Columbia University Associate Professor of French Caroline Weber. Weber examines Proust’s friendship with the three leading salon hostesses and taste-makers upon whom he

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Proust Doubleheader — Mardi, Vendredi

Swanning about in the stacks. From the Providence Athenaeum Director of Programs, Christina Bevilacqua, ” Join us for two conversations that reconsider conventional assumptions about both Proust and fashion – in part by showing how Proust “read” and used fashion to write about everything from the frivolous to the profound.” Tuesday’s Salon: Proustfest part 1:

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