The Proust Questionnaire (Trade)
Hardcover – March 1, 2005
In 1886 and again in 1889 or 90, Marcel Proust responded to a questionnaire, which has become known as ""The Proust Questionnaire."" His responses and the responses of sixteen contemporary celebrities are included in this book. Celebrity responders are: Isabelle Adjani, Rosanna Arquette, Brigitte Bardot, Marisa Berenson, Alain de Botton, Daniel Boulud, Anh Duong, Diane von Furstenberg, Serge Lutens, Richard Meier, Tony Parker, AndrGee Putnam, Lee Radziwill, Nadine de Rothschild, Luc Sante and Bernar Venet.
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 addtion, 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—with many returns.
At the age of 20, Marcel Proust put his own psyche under the microscope by answering questions meant to reveal one s innermost thoughts. --Vanity Fair