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In search of Proust: the comix!

Proust comix It was, of course, inevitable. We can only be grateful that it was a Frenchman who unleashed À la recherche du temps perdu: the comix! upon the world, and thus spared American culture the lashing it would otherwise have received from the ministère de la culture et de la communication.

The artist is Stephané Heuet, who has to date rendered several fairly substantial volumes, the first given over to Swann's Way, and the others to Marcel's first summer at Balbec. The links below are to in the United States. There's also a Kindle edition of the first two volumes, but be very careful of Amazon's links, which too often lead to a rip-off of the public-domain translations of the 1920s.

Swann's Way (Stephané Heuet, artist) Liveright, 2015. 240 pages hardcover

In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower part one (Stephané Heuet, artist) Gallic Books, December 2019. 112 pages hardcover

In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower part two (Stephané Heuet, artist) Gallic Books, 2019. 112 pages paperback

The 14-Minute Marcel Proust

1. Swann's Way | 2. In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower | 3. The Guermantes Way | 4. Sodom and Gomorrah | 5. The Prisoner | 6. The Fugitive | 7. Finding Time Again

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