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Simon Schama

Proust and the Pandemic

Hay Festival 2021, 
The chronically asthmatic Marcel's brother and father were both doctors. The latter was a pioneering campaigner for international public health. In a first glimpse into his new work, Grounded, Simon Schama tells the story of Dr Proust's battles in the time of cholera and plague. The echoes with our own moment are unmistakeable.
Simon Schama