Who is "Marcel Proust"?
Marcel Proust (1871 – 1922) was a French novelist best known for his monumental work “À la recherche du temps perdu” – this book was previously translated as “Remembrance of Things Past”, but is now more accurately translated as “In search of lost time”.
This masterpiece is more than a million words long, and, I must confess I’ve never managed to read all of it. The most important part (to a food fiend like me) is the dunking of a madeleine in some herb tea, and the mention of the famous Paris restaurant “La Tour d’Argent“.
The ‘-st’ at the end of ‘Proust’ is pronounced, and this is an exception to French pronunciation rules.
I highly recommend reading this extract from the book “Marcel Proust” by Edmund White, which is extremely insightful. If you have read Proust, your review of his work would be most welcome in the comments section. Perhaps you can inspire me to give it another try.
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