October 06, 2006

Proust's "Placards"

Marcel Proust did not make corrections on first proofs of his manuscripts. He added, writing over margins, notes and entire new paragraphs bound to complete his initial vision. From this mania, sprang placards - montages on broad papers of proof's pages, between which Proust wrote his aftertoughts.

On Proust demand, a "long version" of A l'ombre des Jeunes Filles en Fleurs - edition called deluxe - was printed, duplicating the integrality of the placards issued fromt the manuscript's proofs.

The event is rare enough to be reported, one of of this placards (number 35) will be showed at Drouot for the Lettres et Manuscrits Autographes sale - wednesday, Octover 18, Drouot - room 2.
For more informations, contact Renaud-Giquello.