"in the corner with his copy of Proust"

'In Search of Lost Time' or 'Remembrance of Things Past' (À la recherche du temps perdu) -  call it what you will - is a remarkable achievement from a rather remarkable writer in Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust (1871-1922).

The famous French novelist produced what is one of the longest literary works in the world and with almost 1.5 million words, it is definitely more than just 'a novel'.

Indeed, it comprises seven separate parts, published between 1913 and 1927 and makes reference to the idea of involuntary memory.

Aside for this epic however, Proust also wrote essays and worked as a critic.

 

In Search of Lost Time on Book Drum