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- Of, pertaining to, or reminiscent of Marcel Proust (1871–1922), French novelist, or his works.
2015, Stephen Dalton, “‘Spectre’: Film Review”, in Hollywood Reporter:
- The character played by French female lead Lea Seydoux is even called Madeleine Swann, a name whose Proustian double resonance can only be deliberate.
- (of pleasure) Derived from personal memory, as it often happens in the works of Proust (for example, in the experience of the madeleine).
1994, Vera Mihailovich-Dickman, “Return”, in Post-Colonial Writing: A Cultural Labyrinth:
- D'Costa's poems so far published also reverberate with an awareness of the past, and a gently Proustian pleasure, as in the elegiac “In Memorandum”.
reminiscent of Marcel Proust or his works