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Marcel Proust , (born July 10, 1871, Auteuil, near Paris , France—died Nov. 18, 1922, Paris), French novelist, author of À la recherche du temps perdu (1913–27; In Search of Lost Time ), a seven-volume novel based on Proust’s life told psychologically and allegorically.

Proust’s enormous correspondence (although thousands of letters have appeared in print, many await publication), remarkable for its communication of his living presence, as well as for its elegance and nobility of style and thought, is also highly significant as the raw material from which a great artist built his fictional world. For À la recherche du temps perdu is the story of Proust’s own life, told as an allegorical search for truth.

Proust projected his own homosexuality upon his characters, treating this, as well as snobbism, vanity, and cruelty, as a major symbol of original sin . His insight into women and the love of men for women (which he himself experienced for the many female originals of his heroines) remained unimpaired, and he is among the greatest novelists in the fields of both heterosexual and homosexual love.

Marcel Proust , whose massive multivolume novel À la recherche du temps perdu ( Remembrance of Things Past ) began to appear in 1913, used the stream-of-consciousness technique to probe, in minutely introspective fashion, into the recesses of his own mind and memory. André Gide, in similarly sensitive…

…the society—in which it begins. Marcel Proust ’s À la recherche du temps perdu (1913–27; Remembrance of Things Past ) had no time for fresh beginnings. Evoking the vanishing world of fashionable Parisian society of the Third Republic, the novel sequence explored the ways in which memory, imagination, and,…

…provides all the fictional material. Marcel Proust ’s great roman-fleuve , À la recherche du temps perdu (1913–27; Remembrance of Things Past ), has a metaphysical framework derived from the time theories of the philosopher Henri Bergson, and it moves toward a moment of truth that is intended to be literally a revelation…

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