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  1. Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust (/ p r uː s t /; French: [maʁsɛl pʁust]; 10 July 1871 – 18 November 1922) was a French novelist, critic, and essayist who wrote the monumental novel In Search of Lost Time (À la recherche du temps perdu; with the previous English title translation of Remembrance of Things Past), originally published in French in seven volumes between 1913 and 1927. He is considered by critics and writers to be one of the most influential authors of the 20th ...

  2. Marcel was the son of Adrien Proust, an eminent physician of provincial French Catholic descent, and his wife, Jeanne, née Weil, of a wealthy Jewish family. After a first attack in 1880, he suffered from asthma throughout his life. His childhood holidays were spent at Illiers and Auteuil (which together became the Combray of his novel) or at seaside resorts in Normandy with his maternal grandmother.

  3. Nov 18, 2022 · While Proust does have more than one work of fiction to his name - in 1896 he published the short story collection Les Plaisirs et Les Jours (Pleasures and Days), for example, and between 1895...

  4. Marcel Proust Born in a Paris suburb in 1871, Proust grew up in cloistered privilege. His father was a celebrated physician, a self-made man who never understood his son’s dreamy indolence and suspected that his illnesses were psychosomatic.

  5. Jan 14, 2020 · Marcel Proust (July 10, 1871—November 18, 1922) was a French novelist, best known for his seven-volume novel based on his own life, À la Recherche du Temps Perdu ( In Search of Lost Time ). Proust discovered his writing talent when he was only a teenager and wrote for class magazines; his later work was influenced by his philosophy master, Alphonse Darlu.

  6. May 3, 2021 · Proust, by contrast, is a sort of improbable Belle Époque Tolkien, the maker of a world with passports and maps and secret codes, to which many seek entry.

  7. Aug 12, 2022 · Marcel Proust's groundbreaking 1922 masterpiece In Search of Lost Time is considered daunting and difficult by many, but has been misunderstood and is actually universally appealing, writes Cath ...

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