About the Author(s)
Marcel ProustBrian Nelson
, Emeritus Professor of French Studies, Monash University, and Edited by Adam Watt
, University of Exeter
Brian Nelson is an Emeritus Professor at Monash University, Melbourne, and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. His publications include Zola: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press), The Cambridge Introduction to French Literature, The Cambridge Companion to Zola, Zola and the Bourgeoisie, and translations for Oxford World's
Classics of Zola's The Assommoir, His Excellency Eugène Rougon, Earth (with Julie Rose), The Fortune of the Rougons, The Belly of Paris, The Kill, Pot Luck and The Ladies' Paradise. He has also translated Swann in Love by Marcel Proust for the Oxford World's Classics series. He was awarded the New South Wales Premier's Prize for Translation in 2015.
Adam Watt is Professor of French & Comparative Literature at the University of Exeter, where he is Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. His books include Reading in Proust's A la recherche: le délire de la lecture (Oxford University Press), The Cambridge Introduction to Marcel
Proust, a critical biography of Proust; and, as editor, Marcel Proust in Context and The Cambridge History of the Novel in French. He has published comparative work on Proust and a range of writers from Valéry, Rivière, Beckett and Barthes to Eve Kosofsky-Sedgwick and Anne Carson.