An unknown anecdote from the life of Marcel Proust
On June 9th, published by Gallimard editions are unpublished letters from the author of La Recherche to Horace Finaly, . Through these letters, it is an unknown anecdote from the life of Marcel Proust that resurfaces. In Letters to Horace Finaly, a collection of twenty unpublished missives which appears Thursday at Gallimard editions, we learn that the author of In Search of Lost Time had the greatest difficulty in getting rid of a Swiss host whom he hosted three years. It was only with the help of the recipient of the letters that he managed to send it to Brazil in 1921.
Discover many facets of the writer
This unpublished correspondence offers the opportunity to discover many facets of the writer, between sensitivity and humor. These letters above all depict this other “tragi-comedy” that Proust saw with his secretary and friend Henri Rochat, a former waiter at the Ritz. The squatter will finally leave Proust thanks to the intervention of Horace Finaly, who will find the young man a job as an employee in a bank branch in Brazil. He will die a few years later, probably of illness, during an excursion in the North of the South American country.