How did Marcel Proust wrote “À la recherche du temps perdu”? How was this work imagined, produced and transmitted, even after the writer’s death in 1922, until it became one of the most famous works of world literature? On the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of Marcel Proust’s death, the BnF is presenting an exhibition conceived as a real journey through “À la recherche du temps perdu”. Taking the visitor through the stages of the novel’s creation, it explains the making of this masterpiece through nearly 370 documents – manuscripts, paintings, photographs, objects, costumes – from the Library’s exceptional Proust collection and other public and private collections.
From 11 October 2022 to 22 January 2023