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Marcel Proust

Marcel Proust

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Marcel Proust was born in Auteuil, suburb of Paris, in 1871. In fragile health, he had a caring childhood. During her teens, she lived in the Champs-Élysées in Paris, where healthy air helped her to lessen the effects of asthma.

In 1891, he entered the Sorbonne Law School; He prepared to pursue his diplomatic career, from which he gave up to devote himself to literature. His first writings date from 1892, when, with some friends, he founded the magazine Le Banquet. He then collaborated in La Revue Blanche, while at the same time attending the Parisian aristocratic salons, whose customs provided material for his literary work, begun with The Pleasures and the Days (1896).

His mother's death in 1905 made him heir to a reasonable fortune. With increasingly poor health, Proust ends up isolating himself from social media to devote himself exclusively to the creation of In Search of Lost Time, published between 1913 and 1927, in eight volumes: On Swann's Path, In the Shadow of Girls in Flower, The Path of Guermantes (1 and 2), Sodom and Gomorrah, The Prisoner, The Fugitive, and The Rediscovered Time.

His novel is regarded by consensus as one of the greatest not only in the last century, but in the entire history of literature.

Proust died in Paris in 1922.