6,000 Letters by Marcel Proust to Be Digitized & Put Online

Quick fyi: Next year, an archive of 6,000 let­ters by Mar­cel Proust will be dig­i­tized and made freely avail­able online. The let­ters come from the col­lec­tion of Philip Kolb, a Proust schol­ar from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Illi­nois at Urbana Cham­paign. Accord­ing to The New York Times, “the first tranche of the let­ters, sev­er­al hun­dred relat­ed to the First World War, are expect­ed to be pub­lished online by Nov. 11, 2018, to coin­cide with the 100th anniver­sary of the end of the war.” We’ll update you when the let­ters actu­al­ly appear online.

Relat­ed Con­tent:

The First Known Footage of Mar­cel Proust Dis­cov­ered: Watch It Online

An Intro­duc­tion to the Lit­er­ary Phi­los­o­phy of Mar­cel Proust, Pre­sent­ed in a Mon­ty Python-Style Ani­ma­tion

When James Joyce & Mar­cel Proust Met in 1922, and Total­ly Bored Each Oth­er

16-Year-Old Mar­cel Proust Tells His Grand­fa­ther About His Mis­guid­ed Adven­tures at the Local Broth­el

Mar­cel Proust Fills Out a Ques­tion­naire in 1890: The Man­u­script of the ‘Proust Ques­tion­naire’

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