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Proust

(prūst),
T., 19th-century French physician. See: Proust space.

Proust

(prūst),
Louis J., French chemist, 1755-1826. See: Proust law.
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In this way, the "possible", imaginary world created by the Proustian narrator becomes more real, more necessary and more desirable than the surrounding reality.
A consideration of the intermittences of the heart, the negatively inflected involuntary memories of attachment felt after the grandmother's death, surely have a place in an account of Proustian chronolibido.
The young Samuel Beckett had this Schopenhauerian crux explicitly in mind when, in his early study of Proust, he argued that Proustian involuntary memory might overcome the abstractions of conceptual consciousness.
Larkin is fundamentally right to say that "the systematic use of photography to represent the voluntary and involuntary memory processes, and both the act of writing and the effect of a literary work, draws together elements of the Proustian narrative which would otherwise seem disparate" (91).
The stage shows Mamma Mia and We Will Roc You, celebrating the hits of Abba and Queen re-spectively, can feel like a Proustian journey down memory lane on fast forward.
The books are written with an utterly idiosyncratic combination of emotional precision, crystalline observation and black humor, as if one of Evelyn Waugh's wicked satires about British aristos had been mashed up with a searing memoir of abuse and addiction, and injected with Proustian meditations on the workings of memory and time.
Here's what I said in the Proustian questionnaire Vanity Fair conducts in each issue.
The smell of chlorine makes me shudder to this day in a kind of reverse Proustian way.
Still Walking--Familial Loss and Proustian Tempura.
But far from being a chocoholic's dream posting, Ghana was a 'real-life lesson in economics' From spending her days talking to commodities dealers in London, Ryan was now meeting farmers and smallholders, cocoa dealers and all levels of politician; and the scent was no longer charmingly Proustian, but synonymous with corruption and despair, poverty and frustration.
It shored up the blank betting-shop afternoons in the days before the all-weather, the very name of the town evoking a frisson of Proustian nostalgia in those of a certain age.
Nothing about Alwinton Show on Saturday was calculated to shock me into the present, and the rich fug of cigarette smoke that greeted me as I walked into the beer tent almost induced a Proustian return to the Tyneside pubs I began frequenting in about 1970.