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The Memoirs of Ernest A. Forssgren
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The Memoirs of Ernest A. Forssgren: Proust's Swedish Valet

Ernest Forssgren and William C. Carter

Abstract

The memoirs of Ernest Forssgren (1894–1970), the young Swede who served as Marcel Proust's last valet, provide new insights into Proust's life and death. Previously, Forssgren's memoir has been published only in excerpts, in French, with serious omissions and alterations. This book presents the complete text of the memoir. Also included here is other new material: the inscriptions that Proust wrote for Forssgren's copy of Swann's Way; an important telegram that Proust sent Forssgren, which defines with greater precision the novelist's activities in the final months of his life; Forssgren's “Su ... More

Keywords: Ernest Forssgren, Marcel Proust, Swann's Way, George D. Painter, seduction, Cabourg, telegrams, inscriptions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780300114638
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300114638.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ernest Forssgren, author

William C. Carter, editor

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