About the Proust Society of America


Founded in 1997 by then Center director Harold Augenbraum, the Society's mission is to encourage the reading, study and enjoyment of the work of Marcel Proust. The Society presents lectures for the public and hosts discussion groups on his work. 

About the Proust Reading Groups


The Center frequently hosts a variety of groups to read, study and discuss Proust's masterpiece, À la recherche du temps perdu. Starting in fall 2016, we're offering Proust I led by Anka Muhlstein. The group will read In Search of Lost Time over two years. Click here for more information on the group and to sign up. 


If you'd like more information on the next round of Proust groups please contact jon@centerforfiction.org


2016 Jean Findlay: Chasing Lost Time 

2015 In Conversation: Benjamin Taylor and Claudia Roth Pierpont

2013 Shattuck Conference with Anka Muhlstein, Benjamin Taylor, Caroline Weber, Hollie Harder, Harold Augenbraum, Robyn Creswell and Abigail Deutsch 

2013 Rewriting Proust with Elyane Dezon-Jones, Charles Dantzig, Daniel Levin Becker, and Alexander Aciman

2013 Marcel Proust: The Collected Poems with Harold Augenbraum and Adam Kirsch 

2012 Anka Muhlstein: Monsieur Proust's Library

2011 Damion Searls, "Proust Reading Ruskin"

2010 Anka Muhlstein, "A Closer Look at Baron de Charlus"

2010 Louis Begley, "Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters"

2009 Eric Karpeles, "Paintings in Proust"

2007 Evelyne Bloch-Dano on Madame Proust

2006 Richard Howard

2006 Joan T. Rosasco "Proust's Wager"

2004 Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, "The Weather in Proust"            

2003 Lydia Davis, "Hammers and Hoofbeats: Rhythm and Structure in the Sentences of Swann's Way"

2002 Roger Shattuck, "Snobbery and Slumming in Proust's Novel"

2001 The Marcel Proust Film Festival and Panel Discussion

2000 William C. Carter, "The Vast Structure of Recollection: From Life to Literature"

1999 Andre Aciman, "The Proustian Stroke"



Paintings in Proust Madame Proust

Marcel Proust:
In Pictures and Documents
Patricia Mante-Proust, editor 

Proust: The Search 
by Benjamin Taylor

Marcel Proust in the Light
of William James 
by Marilyn M. Sachs


Proust in Love

Proust and the Visual 
Nathalie Aubert, editor

Proust's In Search of Lost Time: 
The History of a Vocation 
by Meindert Evers 

 Monsieur Proust's Library 
by Anka Muhlstein

Proust's Overcoat

Reviewed by Sheridan Hay


Like a character gone missing from a W.G. Sebald novel – which is to say an invention more compelling than life ever offers – an enigmatic collector is at the center of Proust’s Overcoat by Italian journalist, Lorenza Foschini. READ MORE




Beyond Elstir

Dr Stan Burnett

There is a serious connection between Proust and Cézanne and their relation to colleagues in their arts, a connection that is not just some anecdotal coincidence, but a significant parallel...  Read more



Talking to Marcel

Anne Landsman

He seemed the epitome of male prerogative and privilege: the world turning around the small movements of his hand on the page. He’d become a trope for the writer I wouldn’t be.  Read more