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Marcel Proust
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In Search of Lost Time, Vol II: Within a Budding Grove (1919), Part 1
Marcel Proust
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In French: "En réalité, chaque lecteur est, quand il lit, le propre lecteur de soi-même. L’ouvrage de l’écrivain n’est qu’une espèce d’instrument optique qu’il offre au lecteur afin de lui permettre de discerner ce que, sans ce livre, il n’eût peut-être pas vu en soi-même." - In Search of Lost Time, Vol. VII (1927)


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Born: July 10, 1871

Died: November 18, 1922 (aged 51)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Author, novelist, essayist, critic

Bio: Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust was a French novelist, critic, and essayist best known for his monumental À la recherche du temps perdu. It was published in seven parts between 1913 and 1927.

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