Proust Talk and Dinner
Tempo, 117 5th St SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902
The Alliance Française, a 501(c) non-profit organization, is pleased to announce a talk on Thursday, May 8, 2014, by James A. W. Heffernan on the hostesses of Marcel Proust’s seminal novel À La Recherche du Temps Perdu (In Search of Lost Time). The talk at Tempo restaurant on the Downtown Mall will be followed by a delicious dinner, the exquisite Winter 2014 Prix Fixe menu, prepared by Executive Chef Brice Cunningham. Proust’s famous madeleine will be served for dessert, of course!
Professor Heffernan is the author of six books on English Romantic poetry and the relations between literature and visual art. He is a Professor of English Emeritus at Dartmouth College and also the founding editor of Review 19, which has so far reviewed over 300 books on English and American literature of the nineteenth century.
Proust’s In Search of Lost Time is a novel that repeatedly exposes the hostility lurking within what Heffernon calls “the heart of our friendly or purely social relations.” While moments of genuine communion sometimes occur between host and guest, they soon are undermined by suspicion, jealousy, resentment, and even anti-Semitism that virally invade and infect the social worlds of this novel.
Reservations for the 6:00 p.m. talk and dinner, priced at $35, must be done in advance before May 2nd to plan for the event: Please visit www.afcville.org for more details and to RSVP.
The Alliance Française of Charlottesville is one of a global network of over 1000 education institutions, providing an important source of cultural enrichment and language education worldwide. For more information, please visit www.afcville.org.
Nathalie Pincham, (434) 260-0640