[proost; French proost]
- Jo·seph Louis [zhaw-zef lwee] /ʒɔˈzɛf lwi/, 1754–1826, French chemist.
- Mar·cel [mahr-sel; French mar-sel] /mɑrˈsɛl; French marˈsɛl/, 1871–1922, French novelist.
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Whitman is made to share a chapter, lumped in with Proust, Wilde, and Baudelaire, in which he is allotted a mere paragraph.John Sutherland‘s Enjoyable Little History of Literature
November 29, 2013
Proust is, in addition to everything else, very funny; much funnier, in fact, than all those New Yorker cartoons.
Proust was himself, to a great extent, responsible for this.
The title poem rushes forward with a gorgeous hydraulic motion, as if Proust had been sped up and turned into a Town Car.Wayne Koestenbaum’s Book Bag: The Best of the ’80s
August 13, 2013
Proust liked to have two cups with milk, but Auden, quite to the contrary, only took one.What Do Great Artists’ Routines Reveal?
May 9, 2013
Next we may mention two cases reported by Dr. Proust and M. Boeteau.Human Personality and its Survival of Bodily Death
Frederick W. H. Myers
Proust has lately announced the discovery of a native sulphuret of manganese.
The peculiar associated impulses are specially clear in the cases of Proust and Mesnet.
According to Proust hordeine is a yellowish powder, not unlike fine saw-dust.
Other chemists suppose that the hordeine of Proust is merely a mixture of the bran of the barley with starch and gluten.
- Joseph Louis (ʒozɛf lwi). 1754–1826, French chemist, who formulated the law of constant proportions
- Marcel (marsɛl). 1871–1922, French novelist whose long novel À la recherche du temps perdu (1913–27) deals with the relationship of the narrator to themes such as art, time, memory, and society
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