• Pages: 112
  • ISBN: 9780008262891
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Translated by: Lydia Davis

Letters to the Lady Upstairs

Marcel Proust

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Written by Proust to his upstairs neighbour Madame Williams between the years 1909 and 1919, this precious discovery of letters reveals the comings and goings of a Paris building as seen through Proust’s eyes.

The twenty-three letters encompass the effort required to live peacefully with annoying neighbours; the sadness of losing friends in the war; concerts and music and writing; and, above all, a growing friendship between two lonely souls.

‘Full of wit and playful decorum’ New Yorker

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