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Marcel Proust: Funny Man

Was Proust the funniest man in Paris?
Tim Carmody has written a profile of Proust over at HiLoBrow: 'By all accounts, Marcel Proust (1871-1922) was the funniest man in Paris. During France’s Belle Époque, the decades before World War One that historian/Proustian Roger Shattuck calls “The Banquet Years,” Proust haunted both litterateurs and the nobility in their salons with his caustic wit and almond-eyed stare.' (link via Susan Tomaselli) [Read More]