Marcel Proust’s Lost Gay Love Stories to Finally Be Published

Nine gay love stories by French author Marcel Proust are set to be published this fall for the first time. The stories take the form of “fairytales, fantasy and dialogues with the dead.”

The Guardian reports: “Touching on themes of homosexuality, the stories were written by Proust during the 1890s, when he was in his 20s and putting together the collection of poems and short stories that would become Plaisirs et les jours (Pleasures and Days). He decided not to include them. In the 1950s, they were discovered by the late Proust specialist Bernard de Fallois, whose publishing house Editions de Fallois will publish them in French in October, 97 years after Proust’s death, under the title Le Mystérieux Correspondant (The Mysterious Correspondent).”

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