In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower is a spectacular
dissection of male and female adolescence, and an unequalled
meditation on different forms of love, charged with the narrator's
memories of Paris and the Normandy seaside, and his relationships
with his grandmother and the Swann family.
Marcel Proust (1871-1922) is generally viewed as the greatest French novelist and perhaps the greatest European novelist of the 20th century.
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