“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.”

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