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French novelist, whose novel sequence A la recherche du temps perdu, published between 1913 and 1927, blends memory, invention, and psychological study of the human response to time passing. It has been almost immeasurably influential.
Milestones
10 July 1871 MP, French novelist, was born in Auteuil, a suburb of Paris. Bibliographic Citation link.
16 November 1913 MP published (at his own expense after many rejections) Du côté de chez Swann, the first novel of his ground-breaking serial Künstlerroman, A la recherche du temps perdu, which he continued to write until his death. Bibliographic Citation link.
18 November 1922 MP, French novelist, died in Paris. Bibliographic Citation link.
1927 Le temps retrouvé, the seventh and final novel of MP's 3,000-page opus, A la recherche du temps perdu, was published five years after his death. Bibliographic Citation link.
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