A traveling tribute to Swann's Way featuring readings by Ira Glass, Rick Moody and other Proust fans
One of the great literary works of all time, "Swann's Way", the first volume of Marcel Proust's "In Search of Lost Time", turned 100 years old this year. To mark the occasion, there have been a number celebrations around the world, including an exhibition of the author's notebooks, drafts, galley-proofs and other documents at the Morgan Library earlier this year, and a concert devoted to the composers that inspired the Vinteuil Sonata. Now, as 2013 draws to a close, the work is being feted yet again, this time with a citywide, weeklong live reading of the classic. Writers, artists, scholars and Proust fans, such as Ira Glass, Rick Moody, Lorin Stein and Deborah Treisman are scheduled to take their turn reading the seminal work at venues around the boroughs. To accompany the readings, Moleskine has curated live drawing events for each reading; a selection of the illustrations will be on display at the final event at the French Embassy on the November 14th. Proust devotees, best grab your tea and madeleines now, you're in for quite a week.