An account of Proust's life, from the point of view of his housekeeper.
Celeste Albaret was Marcel Proust's housekeeper in his last years, when he retreated from the world to devote himself to 'In Search Of Lost Time. She could imitate his voice to perfection, and Proust himself said to her "You know everything about me."
Her reminiscences of her employer present a fond and winning picture of the daily life of a great writer and reclusive man, with his foibles and worries and kindnesses, and Madame Albaret herself proves to be an engaging companion. This lovely book is as close as we can come to meeting Proust in person.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 04 / 2004
- 129 x 198mm