Other Proust Sites


  • In English
  • Proustian.com
    • An eccentric collection of things Proustian by Joel Rich; includes public lectures he has given topics such as "Proust and War" and "Proust among the Animals."
  • The Kolb-Proust Archive for Research
    • If you're interested in Proust's correspondence, this is the site you for.  In English and in French.
  • Translating Proust into English
    • Kirk McElhearn, a freelance translator in Paris, has started posting his translation of the novel online. He welcomes comments.
  • Marcel Proust Emphemera Site
    • Original translations of some of Proust's letters and "lesser" writings.
  • Selections From Proust
    • A collection of quotations from the novel, organized thematically.
  • Paris: Proust's Time Regained
    • The New York Society Library presents five walking tours of Proust's Paris, featuring the houses, restaurants and parks described in the novel.
  • Reading Proust
    • A blog by Chris Harris for a Proust reading group at Hugo House in Seattle.
  • Le Temps de Proust
    • A blog about reading Proust and other books that have to do with In Search of Lost Time. Intelligent and thoughtful. Last updated January 2006.
  • Waggish Reads Proust
    • The blogger known as Waggish posts extended responses to the novel. A running commentary/analysis. Good stuff. Last updated October 2008.
  • Reading Proust
    • An blog kept during the process of reading of the novel.
  • SparkNotes: Swann's Way
    • An online study guide and message board for Swann's Way.
  • In French
  • Gallica Proust
    • An online "dossier" devoted to Proust's novel, and in particular, to Le Temps retrouvé. This is a great site that gives equal time to the novel as it does to Proust's life. It features a detailed chronology, brief sections on time, memory, and the characters of the novel, as well as an account of Proust's "project" and an overview of the collection of Proust's manuscripts and typescripts at the Bibliothèque nationale de France. However, the pages given to Le Temps retrouvé are the real treat of this site. There's a nice, small summary of the plot, but you can also view each page of Proust's manuscript, as well as a hyperlinked version of the first edition. It's a wonderful use of the power of the Web for scholarly ends.
  • Marcel Proust: l'écriture et les arts
    • The official site of the "Proust, l'écriture et les arts" exhibit at the Bibliothèque nationale de France that ran from November 1999 to February 2000. It's a beautiful site that will probably frustrate visitors who do not have high-speed Internet access, however. Pages include "la culture familiale," "la culture artistique," "la culture du siècle," "les personnages de créateurs," and "au cours de la recherche."
  • The PROUST unit of the CNRS
    • These are the home pages for the bosom of "la critique génétique," a branch of Proust studies whose mission is "the inventory, classification, transcription, and critical examination" of Proust's drafts and manuscripts.  Archive work, not reading or literary criticism. 
  • L'album de Marcel Proust
    • An intriguing, quite intelligent, and often humorous collection of orginal black and white photo-collages of Proust.
  • Sodome et Gomorrhe, cours d'Antoine Compagnon (Paris IV) : Bibliographie
    • Compagnon is one of the more interesting Proust scholars working today, and this is a very comprehensive bibliography of the novel for one of his courses on Sodom and Gomorrah.
  • Societé des Amis de Marcel Proust et des Amis de Combray
    • This site has little to do with the novel and a lot to do with the cult of Proust.
  • Evocations de La Recherche Du Temps Perdu
    • An indexed collection of citations from the novel organized according to theme and volume. You can vote for your favorite quotation, and the site features a "quotation of the week."
  • A Tribute to Proust
    • An eclectic site with links, images, extracts from the novel, and more.
  • In Italian
  • Marcel Proust
    • An online Proust encyclopedia.  The site emphasizes the autobiographical elements of the novel. Sections include "Proust explains Proust," "Reading Proust," "The World of the Recherche," "References and Resources," and much more.
  • proust.it
    • Another site in Italian, these professional-looking pages feature the following rubrics: Introduction to Proust, Citations, Comments & Notes, and Documents. Overall, the focus is on literary history and presents a rather conventional understanding of the novel.
  • In German

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