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Céleste Albaret (1891–1984)

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Monsieur Proust (1973) 362 exemplar, 4 recensioner
Monsieur Proust (2008) 6 exemplar
Monsieur Proust (2021) 1 exemplar

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Vedertaget namn
Albaret, Céleste
Andra namn
Albaret, Céleste
Födelsedag
1891-05-17
Avled
1984-04-25
Kön
female
Nationalitet
France
Födelseort
Auxillac, France
Dödsort
Montfort-l'Amaury, France
Bostadsorter
Paris, France
Yrken
housekeeper
secretary
chauffeur
biographer
Relationer
Proust, Marcel
Priser och utmärkelser
Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
Kort biografi
From The New York Review of Books website: Céleste Albaret was born into a peasant family in the mountainous region of Lozère, France. In 1913, she married Odilon Albaret, a Parisian chauffeur, whose clients included Marcel Proust. Odilon suggested that his new wife, who was lonely in the big city and at a loss for something to do, run errands for Proust, and before long Céleste found herself employed as the writer’s full-time housekeeper, secretary, and nurse, filling those roles until his death in 1922. In later years, Céleste ran a small hotel in Paris with her husband and daughter, and after Odilon’s death in 1960, she became the caretaker of the Musée Ravel in the town of Montfort l’Amaury. Her book Monsieur Proust was published in 1972. In recognition of her decade-long service to Proust, Céleste Albaret was made a commander of the French Order of Arts and Letters.

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I hadn't known that this existed - the memoir of Céleste Albaret, Proust's housekeeper for the last several years of his life. The book was dictated to Georges Belmont in 1973 and there was an English translation a few years later; I read a recent edition in the NYRB classic series. An absolutely fascinating look at Proust's bizarre life and methods. His great work seems like a massive fictionalized autobiography, plus all the other things that it is, an investigation of human relationships and how they develop and disintegrate over time, the quality of memory, and the story of the end of an historical era. This memoir gives great insight into where this all came from.… (mer)
 
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markm2315 | 3 andra recensioner | Jul 1, 2023 |
Entre 1913 et 1922, Céleste est la gouvernante de Marcel Proust, mais aussi sa confidente et son assistante littéraire. Un récit de vie publié en 1973, plein d’informations sur l’auteur et de détails sur son existence mondaine ou recluse, et illustré ici de dessins documentaires, impressionnistes et évocateurs d’un homme et d’une époque.
Un livre reçu dans le cadre de Masse critique Babelio.
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Steph. | 3 andra recensioner | Feb 22, 2023 |
Video forthcoming along with Czapski’s [b:Lost Time: Lectures on Proust in a Soviet Prison Camp|40378238|Lost Time Lectures on Proust in a Soviet Prison Camp|Józef Czapski|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1551194775l/40378238._SY75_.jpg|23896057] and Beckett’s [b:Proust|289769|Proust|Samuel Beckett|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1401029323l/289769._SY75_.jpg|52695].
 
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chrisvia | 3 andra recensioner | Apr 29, 2021 |
A welcome insight into what Proust was like "at home." Although an extremely peculiar person, he has never seemed to me to be more so than other geniuses about whom I've read.
I found everything interesting that Celine had to say about working for Proust and about her getting to be more and more Proust's confidante in his plans for characters in his novel. (But she takes care to show that her role was completely passive, except for her keeping up his home as he wanted and later, providing a clever idea for handling--physically--Proust's multitude of revisions.)
On the other hand, Celine does not discuss the overarching theme of the novel--the effort to recapture time. Nor does she mention my favorite part of Proust's writing: his metaphors and other figurative writing. I can better understand, having read the memoir, how Proust went back to his work and added exactitude to the writing, or even metaphors within metaphors. It makes for sentences that require extended attention to grasp all that is in them.
But even though that aspect of Proust's writing is not addressed, I felt completely satisfied with the memoir as written.
… (mer)
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Diane-bpcb | 3 andra recensioner | Feb 8, 2015 |

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Verk
4
Medlemmar
370
Popularitet
#65,128
Betyg
½ 3.7
Recensioner
4
ISBN
25
Språk
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