Episode 2: Madeleine Cakes and Tea

The madeleine cake sequence is the most famous moment in Marcel Proust's classic novel In Search of Lost Time - and one of the best known passages in all of European Literature. Discover why in this episode of Proustian Paths. Join your audio tour guide James Holden as we pause on our gentle walk through Proust's classic novel to enjoy tea and cake, and to take in the literary-critical view.

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Welcome to Proustian Paths - the podcast channel that gives you different routes through Marcel Proust’s masterpiece, In Search of Lost Time. In the main numbered episodes, join host Dr. James Holden for a guided walkthrough of this classic work of French literature. Then, in the ‘Shortcuts’ episodes, get ahead in your understanding with spoiler-filled discussions of key characters and concepts that range across the entire text.