Our Story Studio is our creative space. It’s where we hold all of our meetings, hold events, workshops and where we go to to get our creative juices flowing.
Graphic novels line the wall of the Story Studio. The decorative covers and stories included are calling to be read.
Every few weeks we’ll be focusing on one of the novels from our Story Studio. You can catch the latest instalment which looked at ‘The Complete Maus’ by Art Spiegelman here.
‘In Search of Lost Time: Swann’s Way: A Graphic Novel‘ by Stéphane Heuet and Arthur Goldhammer.
This is a graphic adaptation, by French illustrator Stéphane Heuet, of ‘In Search of Lost Time’ by Marcel Proust. Translated from French by Arthur Goldhammer, the novel acts as the perfect introduction to Proust’s masterpiece. It also acts as a companion to the original novel.
In this novel, the narrator Marcel, an aspiring writer, recalls his childhood and memories about his family’s country home in the town of Combray.
Here, Heuet uses Proust’s own famously rich sentences and observations to portray Combray. The work and language of Proust act as blueprints for Heuet’s illustrations.
It is clear from looking at this beautiful novel that Heuet is a lover of Proust and Goldhammer stating that in their work they “tried to preserve the ‘flavour’ of Proust.”