THE SUMMER READ
“Proust’s Duchess” by Caroline Weber.
“The ultimate Proust nerd book. Don’t get fooled by the “sex and the city” appeal of that red shoe on the cover.
This is a meaty read. Caroline Weber weaves the lives of three high society Parisians (Geneviève Straus, Laure de Chevigné and Élisabeth Greffulhe)
with Proust’s own for a better understanding of how he built his character of the Duchesse de Guermantes. A captivating yet scholarly endeavour.”