How Being Jewish Changed Proust’s Life

A new book and a separate exhibition in Paris focus on the Jewishness of the author of ‘In Search of Lost Time.’ ‘Everybody knew that he was half-Jewish and gay,’ one expert says, but the Jewish influence on his writing is only becoming clear now

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A photograph of Marcel Proust from the exhibition 'Marcel Proust: On his Mother’s Side' at the Museum of Jewish Art and History in Paris.
A photograph of Marcel Proust from the exhibition 'Marcel Proust: On his Mother’s Side' at the Museum of Jewish Art and History in Paris.Credit: TopFoto / Otto Wegener / Roger-V
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