5.09.2011

Dinner Guests of Mme de Villeparisis' Parents

  • CHOPIN, Frédéric (French/Polish composer, 1810-49)
  • LISZT, Franz (Hungarian composer, 1811-86)
  • LAMARTINE, Alphonse de (French poet, 1790-1869)
  • CHATEAUBRIAND, François-René, Vicomte de (French writer & statesman, 1768-1848)
  • BALZAC, Honoré de (French novelist, 1799-1850)
  • HUGO, Victor (French poet, novelist & playwright, 1802-85)
  • VIGNY, Alfred de (French poet, 1797-1863)
  • Molé, Mathieu Louis (French judge & statesman, 1781-1855)
  • FONTANES, Louis, Marquis de (French man of letters & statesman, 1757-1821)
  • VITROLLES, Eugene Francois Augusto d'Arnaud, Baron (French politician, 1774-1854)
  • BERSOT, Ernest (French philosopher & journalist, 1816-80)
  • PASQUIER, Etienne Denis, Duc de (French statesman & author, 1767-1862),
  • LEBRUN, Pierre-Antoine (French poet, 1785-1873)
  • SALVANDY, Comte de (French writer & politician, 1795-1856)
  • DARU, Pierre-Bruno, comte (French politician & writer, 1767-1829)
  • STENDHAL [Henri Beyle] (French novelist, 1783-1842)
  • MÉRIMÉE, Prosper (French novelist, 1803-70)
  • SAINTE-BEUVE, Charles-Augustin (French writer, 1804-69); information on Sainte-Beuve's ideas about literary criticism and Proust's response to them (Contre Sainte-Beuve)
Dennis Abrams, over at The Cork-Lined Room, notes why it is important to pay attention to Proust's -- and his characters' -- name-dropping. 


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