Posted on 02/16/2021 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
A long-lost work by Marcel Proust has not only been found, but will be published, too.
Les Soixante-quinze feuillets (The Seventy-Five Pages) will come out in French on March 18, according to the Guardian, which added that there wasn’t any information on an English translation yet.
Academics had been split, for decades, on whether The Seventy-Five Pages still existed.
But this week, the work was found in the papers of the late publisher Bernard de Fallois, who handled the posthumous publication of other Proust works.
Proust is best known for his seven-volume work In Search of Lost Time — featuring the madeleine cookies now associated with him — which set the tone for the 20th-century novel as an art form.
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