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Marcel Proust – The Past Recaptured

  • Marcel Proust by Nadar 1marcelproust_16anni_nadar (Click to see large)
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    He was born 143 years ago on July 10, 1871.

    On ne guérit d’une souffrance qu’à condition de l’éprouver pleinement.

    We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full.

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  • Proust was, of course, a forceful personality. He utilized everything at his disposal to climb up the social ladder, and then to escape from it in order to hide and write. To move up in society, he had tremendous charm, effusive and extraordinary correspondence, great wit, and the psychological control that the physically weak can exert on those prone to guilt or compassion. Later in his life, when he knew he must withdraw from the vacuous life of the Fauburg St. Germaine in order to accomplish anything, he used his health to absent himself without alienating the hostesses who had brought him into it.
    From his chart via Proust said that

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