Memorable Quotations:
Marcel Proust

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Memorable Quotations: Marcel Proust
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Marcel Proust (1871–1922) was a French novelist and one of the great literary figures of modern times. As a youth, he circulated energetically in Parisian society, but later he became increasingly withdrawn. After 1907, he lived primarily in a cork-lined room, laboring at night on his massive cyclic novel, Remembrance of Things Past (1913–27). Expansive, but successful with splendid metaphor and sense imagery, the work is lush in psychological, philosophical, and sociological understanding, a crucial theme being the link between external and internal reality found in time and memory. In Proust's stratagem, the individual is secluded, society is deceptive and ruled by snobbery, and artistic endeavor is elevated to a religion.


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