from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Proust, Marcel 1871-1922. French writer whose seven-part novel Remembrance of Things Past (1913-1927) is among the great works of modern literature.

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  • n. French novelist (1871-1922)


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  • Reply tony # there is a lot of reference to tea gowns in Proust, which is what led me to this site.

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  • But here's the problem: the high-forehead university professor who likes reading Joyce and Proust is me (I'm also the SFF nerd who has read The Lord of the Rings every year since I was twelve; and who lives for my SF fix).

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  • Proust was a careful observers of custom, and especially of liaisons, adulterous, seductive and otherwise. in Proust tea gowns seem to be worn at home and in the early evening.

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  • This is Volume Five of the Penguin Proust, but actually includes two originally separate novels, called (not very surprisingly) The Prisoner and The Fugitive.

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  • There was an awful lot going on under the radar screen in real life – indeed Proust is full of illicit and secretive love affairs, both gay and straight – and in a world where he thinks she is being sought after by every woman they meet, her secretly shacking up with him is not especially implausible.

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  • I love that scene in Proust of Marcel reading in the garden.

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  • Michelet explains what he is doing at the end of the fifth book of the Revolution — "History is time," he says; and this evidently contributed in Proust's case, along with other influences such as Tolstoy, to his deliberate adoption of that method of presenting his characters in a series of dramatically contrasting aspects by which he produces the effect of the long lines on economics charts fluctuating back through time.

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  • Proust is himself a gay but very closeted writer, putting words in the mouth of a heterosexual narrator who observes but is horrified by homosexuality, and for today's reader there is more of the fascination of watching the author's mental train wreck than the idea that we are learning anything.

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  • Also, of course, while Proust is very naturalistically creating a recognisable picture of urban and rural France, Delany's city of Bellona is as much as anything a state of mind, detached from the rest of the USA, where strange things happen in the sky and the central character knows that his own sense of time is as badly skewed as the local newspaper's chronology.

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  • You've written books about the thoughts of others (as in Proust and Consolations), as well as books that advance your own ideas on an issue (such as The Art of Travel and your novel Kiss and Tell, which was a send-up of biographies).

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