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Tansonville seemed little more than a place to rest in between two walks or a refuge during a shower. Rather too countrified, it was one of those rural dwellings where every sitting-room is a cabinet of greenery, and where the roses and the birds out in the garden keep you company in the curtains; for they were old and each rose stood out so clearly that it might have been picked like a real one and each bird put in a cage, unlike those pretentious modern decorations in which, against a silver background, all the apple trees in Normandy are outlined in the Japanese manner, to trick the hours you lie in bed. I spent the whole day in my room, the windows of which opened upon the beautiful verdure of the park, upon the lilacs of the entrance, upon the green leaves of the great trees beside the water and in the forest of Méséglise. It was a pleasure to contemplate all this, I was saying to myself: "How charming to have all this greenery in my window" until suddenly in the midst of the great green picture I recognised the clock tower of the Church of Combray toned in contrast to a sombre blue as though it were far distant, not a reproduction of the clock tower but its very self which, defying time and space, thrust itself into the midst of the luminous greenery as if it were engraved upon my window-pane.

Sobre o Autor

Romancista e crítico francês, Marcel Proust nasceu em 10 de julho de 1871, em Auteuil, e faleceu devido à asma em 18 de novembro de 1922, em Paris. Filho de pai médico e mãe de descendência judia abastada, desde criança apresentou uma saúde afetada pela asma, demandando muitos cuidados. Proust é considerado o precursor do romance contemporâneo. Seus primeiros escritos datam de 1892, quando fundou a revista Le Banquet, mais tarde passando a...
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Detalhes do Produto

    • Ano de Edição: 2016
    • Ano:  2016
    • País de Produção: Canada
    • Código de Barras:  2001116729555
    • ISBN:  9786050452556

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