Modern World: Ten Great Writers - Marcel Proust (1988)

Genres - Language & Literature  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Literary Studies  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This video is part of a series that showcases the lives and works of some of the world's greatest authors. The focus of this episode is Marcel Proust. Born in Paris on July 10, 1871, Proust was a sickly and introspective child. Intending a career of literary and artistic criticism, Proust began work on a project that was to consume him until his death in 1922. The first volume of his masterpiece Remembrance of Things Past was published in 1913. Its themes of the psychological import of memory and guilt informed the later volumes of the work, considered by many to be the greatest novel ever written.

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writer, literary-criticism, career-retrospective, literature, writing