French writer. Author of the monumental novel 'A la recherche du temps perdu' (he hated the title 'Remembrance of Things Past' given to its English translation), which he began in The 'hero' (who is transparently the author) conjures up his past when the taste of a madeleine biscuit dipped in tea recalls his...
[Telegraph.co.uk] - William Nicholson's latest novel, The Golden Hour, takes its epigraph from that arch-worrier, Marcel Proust: “The only true voyage of discovery would not be to visit strange lands but to behold the universe through the eyes of another.
[The Independent] - Some of its previous picks were obscure even to literature experts, while others were widely celebrated authors decorated with numerous other awards. Acclaimed writers who never won the Nobel include Leo Tolstoy, Marcel Proust, James Joyce and Graham
[The Guardian] as the clarion call of dissonant modernity, has its literary equivalent in the uneasiness that begins to infiltrate the characterisations of, for example, Henry James or Marcel Proust, and the structural devices of Joseph Conrad or Gustav Flaubert.
[Huffington Post UK (blog)] - Marcel Proust said that 'the real voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes, but in seeing with new eyes". Following on from this, maybe the challenge for the Government is to see what is already there, just in a new way, rather than imagine
"Aus dem Umstand, dass mittelmäßige Menschen oft arbeitsam sind und die intelligenten oft faul, kann man nicht schließen, dass Arbeit für den Geist eine bessere Disziplin sei als Faulheit." Tage des Lesens. Aus dem Franz. von Helmut Scheffel. 1. Auflage. Frankfurt am Main; Leipzig: Insel-Verlag, ISBN , S. 41
[The Next Web (blog)] - Marcel Proust was rejected so much he decided to pay for publication himself. While inspiring, it begs the question: how many talented novelists gave up at rejection number 15? Or 40? Or even 60? Clearly, there's something a bit off between what
The film above is thought to contain the only known footage of Marcel Proust, the French author most famous for the masterwork In Search of Lost Time. The footage was captured in 1904, at the wedding of Élaine Greffulhe, the daughter of one of Proust's great friends. Watch as the couple pass, and then ...