Alfredo Liverani -- Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust was a French novelist, critic, and essayist best known for his monumental novel À la recherche du temps perdu. (In Search of Lost Time). on flickr.com
Illiers, 1876: Robert and Marcel with Virginia Proust- paternal Grandmother. One of the models for Aunt Leonie. https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fproustien.over-blog.com%2Fpages%2FQuelques_heures_a_IlliersCombray-4387535.html&edit-text=
Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust (1871–1922) French novelist, best known for his monumental novel In Search of Lost Time. As a young man, Proust was a dilettante & a social climber whose aspirations as a writer were hampered by his lack of discipline. He was a closeted homosexual, & one of the first European novelists to feature homosexuality openly... Lucien Daudet & Reynaldo Hahn were noted to be his lovers. He spent the last years of his life confined to his cork-lined bedroom
Marcel Proust poster print, via Etsy # Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust (French: [maʁsɛl pʁust]; 10 July 1871 – 18 November 1922) was a French novelist, critic, and essayist best known for his monumental novel À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time; earlier translated as Remembrance of Things Past). He is considered by many to be one of the greatest authors of all time. The novel was published in seven parts between 1913 and 1927.