" a kind of Proustian richness of evocation"

Marcel Proust's seven-volume semi-autobiographical novel À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time) is full of precise, luminous detail bringing to life the society of late 19th and early 20th century France.  One example of this extraordinarily vivid evocation is the whole series of memories awakened in the narrator by the taste of a madeleine dipped in tea.

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