Proust, Marcel


    Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust (1871 - 1922) was a French novelist, essayist, and critic born inAuteuil. He is best known forhissemi - autobiographical novel,À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time or Remembrance of Things Past, 1913 - 27), published in seven parts from 1913 to 1927. The book deals with hischildhood and the aristocratic life - style. Proust was among the first European novelists who treated homosexuality openly. He also translated the works of Ruskin.;

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    Eminent French, novelist, critic, intellectual and essayist. Besides writing articles and serials in magazines, Proust also translated works by Ruskin. He believed that it was the responsibility of an artist to comprehend nature and explain it to the masses.;

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