Marcel Proust was a French novelist, best known for his 3000-page masterpiece 'À la recherche du temps perdu' (In Search of Lost Time), published in seven parts between 1913 and 1927. His work is notable for its profound analysis of memory and desire, and for its use of long, intricate sentences. Proust is considered one of the greatest authors of the 20th century.
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This renowned novel is a sweeping exploration of memory, love, art, and the passage of time, told through the narrator's recollections of his childhood and experiences into adulthood in the late 19th and early 20th century aristocratic France. The narrative is notable for its lengthy and intricate involuntary memory episodes, the most famous being the "madeleine episode". It explores the themes of time, space and memory, but also raises questions about the nature of art and literature, and the complex relationships between love, sexuality, and possession.