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  1. Proustianadjective

    of or relating to or in the manner of Marcel Proust


  1. Proustianadjective

    Of, pertaining to, or reminiscent of Marcel Proust or his works.

  2. Proustianadjective

    Derived from personal memory.


  1. proustian

    Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust (; French: [maʁsɛl pʁust]; 10 July 1871 – 18 November 1922) was a French novelist, critic, and essayist who wrote the monumental novel In Search of Lost Time (À la recherche du temps perdu; with the previous English title translation of Remembrance of Things Past), originally published in French in seven volumes between 1913 and 1927. He is considered by critics and writers to be one of the most influential authors of the 20th century.


  1. proustian

    Proustian refers to the style, themes, or characteristics found in the works of French novelist Marcel Proust, especially his series "In Search of Lost Time". It often involves complex, introspective plots, elaborate narrative style, and the theme of involuntary memory - where a small sensory trigger brings back a vivid, long-forgotten memory, best exemplified in the famous "madeleine" moment from his work. It also refers to anything reminiscent or suggestive of Proust’s literature.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Proustian in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Proustian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Proustian in a Sentence

  1. Bob Dylan:

    Prine's stuff is pure Proustian existentialism. Midwestern mindtrips to the nth degree. And he writes beautiful songs.

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