Nicolas Mahler

In Search Of Lost Time. Adapted from Marcel Proust - Graphic Novel

Nicolas Mahler
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Nicolas Mahler, born 1969, works as an Illustrator for Austrian, German and Swiss newspapers and magazines. He has published more than 20 books that have amongst others been published in Germany, France, the US and Canada.

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Opulent storytelling meets reduced stroke


Marcel Proust’s Recherche is one of the most important French novels, if not the most important – reading it can be life changing. Nicolas Mahler’s comic is not a retelling, not a shortened version of Proust’s monumental oeuvre, but rather a surprisingly funny picture narrative, disrespectful and at the same time completely permeated by Proustian spirit. And so this ‘Search Of Lost Time’ becomes a dense picture stream through time and space, a brilliant complex house of mirrors of Proustian motives and perceptions.


»Mahler has managed to create something quite distinctive from the original – and has found Proust’s wit.« Jan Fischer, Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung

»A magical book for Proust lovers and future Proust readers to whom the density of his works seemed horribly off putting until now. Mahler creates a wonderful introduction into the great Frenchman’s works. Brilliant!« Frank Willmann, Kulturexpresso

Other publications

Partyspaß mit Kant/Party With Kant (2015)

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Czech Republic (Archa)

Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften/The Man Without Qualities (2013)

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English world rights (Seagull), Spanish world rights (Salamandra), Italy (Edizioni Clichy), Czech Republic (Archa)

Gedichte/Poems (2013)

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English world rights (Seagull), Czech Republic (Archa)

Alice in Sussex/Alice in Sussex (2013)

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Spanish world rights (Salamandra)