Alas! I missed Proust's birthday. Too frantically busy trying to get my novel formatted, final proofs, final spell check, final edits, and some PR. Crazy time. Heat wave, too.
Found a good birthday post which I'm passing on to you.
The Proust news of late has been ho-hum. Waiting for something rip-roaring to happen, although Proust and rip-roaring are not usually juxtaposed together.
I'm still working my way through the Albertine book. One of thse days. In the meantime, I read other stuff, some good, some just O.K. Do pick up the novel, HEFT. It was really good. You'll like it.
In the meantime, here's Proust: The Greatest Novelist of the 20th Century: Marcel Proust