In the early 20th century, a French novelist named Marcel Proust wrote a massive, seven-part novel called “Remembrance of Things Past,” that attempted to capture the strange and subjective nature of time and memory. It is considered by many to be one of history’s greatest novels and Proust’s greatest literary achievement. In this audio story, an author and a philosopher discuss the concepts of time and memory in Proust’s work. Listen to hear about Proust’s ideas about time and memory, and about what those ideas might have to teach us today.
Story Length: 5:31
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AIR DATE: 12/31/2005