Marcel Proust (1871-1922) was a French writer, critic, and essayist. He is best known for his novel A la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time), which was published in seven volumes between 1913 and 1927, and is considered one of the most important literary works of the twentieth century.
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