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The house of Aunt Leonie, Proustians' Mecca 

Published May 20, 2022
Updated Oct 27, 2022

📍 🇫🇷 The house of Aunt Leonie, Proustians' Mecca

We are in a place of pilgrimage - a Mecca for all the Proustians of this world; as one can see with his own eyes the beginning of Marcel Proust’s 4000 pages book, “In Search of Lost Time”.

Namely: "that detested staircase which I always entered with such gloom exhaled an odor of varnish that had in some sense absorbed, fixated, the particular sort of sorrow I felt every evening..."; the “delicious pleasure that had invaded me, isolated me, without my having any notion as to its cause" after tasting the infamous “madeleine”; the remorse of forcing his mother to kiss him good night against his father’s hope of a more resilient son…

Deeply moving.

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>> Marcel Proust, “In Search of Lost Time”, 1913

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