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Proust Seminar at M.I.
with Dr. Mark Calkins

Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time (also known in English as Remembrance of Things Past) is a monumental, seven-volume novel that Edmund White calls, “the most respected novel of the twentieth century.” SFSU Professor of Comparative & World Literature, Mark Calkins has led the Proust Seminar at the Mechanics' Institute Library since 2001. In March 2018, the Seminar continues with the second volume of the novel, In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower.

  • The group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 5:30pm to 6:30pm at Mechanics’ Institute.
  • This semester will begin on March 28, 2018 and end July 25, 2018.
  • Registration is open to all.
    • Mechanics' Institute members pay $70 for each 5-month session;
    • Members of the public pay $100.
  • This cycle, Dr. Calkins will use William Carter's revised translation of In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower, published by Yale University Press. However, any translation is acceptable.

Contact Heather at hterrell@milibrary.org or 415.857.6727 with questions about registration, or contact Dr. Calkins with questions about the group.

Proust - In Search of Lost Time Book Group Meetings

Admission: 
Members $70
Public $100
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Location: 
4th Floor Board Room
Questions?
Heather Terrell - 415-857-6727
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Future Book Group Meetings

World Literature
Book cover of The Passion

Sep 5 - 6:30pm

The Passion
by Jeanette Winterson

Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Book cover of The Man Who Liked to Look at Himself

Sep 10 - 12:00pm

The Man Who Liked to Look at Himself
by K.C. Constantine

Proust - In Search of Lost Time
Book cover

Sep 12 - 5:30pm

Proust Seminar at M.I.
with Dr. Mark Calkins

World Literature
Book cover for The Sea

Sep 19 - 6:30pm

The Sea
by John Banville