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The Proust Questionnaire
Marcel Proust's questionnaire is one of the best-known interview devices used in the media nowadays. Fun, intelligent, and concise, it reveals much of the personality of those questioned. Assouline Publishing presents a handsome and entertaining facsimile edition of the original questionnaire, with Marcel Proust's handwritten replies.
An introduction by Henry-Jean Servat, a long-standing member of the Friends of Marcel Proust Society, provides a historical account of the questionnaire, and a foreword by William C. Carter imparts the significance of Proust today. In addition, the book features questionnaires filled out by a variety of cultural figures such as Brigitte Bardot, Marisa Berenson, and Richard Meier. A set of blank questionnaires are included at the end of the book, making The Proust Questionnaire an ideal gift.
About the author
Henry-Jean Servat is a long-standing member of the Friends of Marcel Proust Society. William C. Carter is the author of Marcel Proust: A Life and Proust in Love.
Founded by Prosper and Martine Assouline in Paris in 1994, Assouline is the first luxury brand on culture. The brand’s story began with the desire to create a new, contemporary style of book, using the couple's experienced eye for visually rich stories and compelling narratives.
Guided by their passion for knowledge, culture and travel, the Assoulines have since expanded their vision to fifteen hundred titles in five main collections and have curated some of the world’s most aspirational private libraries. Throughout the last quarter of a century, the brand has established a family of international boutiques in prominent places across the globe, with each location contributing to their vast collection of titles, as well as their personal curations of rare books and objects—creating the perfect cabinets de curiosités.
With a distinguished team of creative talents and exceptional producers—which include the founders' son Alexandre—the brand continues to reinvent the notion of true luxury. Assouline’s roster of collaborators include some of the world’s most respected artists, photographers, writers, designers and more, who together, help tell a story.
8.75 x 11.25 in – 22.25 x 28.6 cm
Hardcover with jacket