From the archive: celebrating the centenary of Marcel Proust, 1971

To celebrate the centenary of Marcel Proust’s birth, Derek Patmore provided a tour d’horizon of the great modernist for the Observer Magazine (‘The Paris of Proust’, 30 May 1971). Proust particularly admired the painter Jean Béraud’s sublime evocations of the Parisian belle époque and his L’Arrivée des Midinettes, featuring the Place de l’Opera, graces the […]

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