In “In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower” by Marcel Proust, our hero goes through the changes of adolescence, in which he sees things loved from afar close up, and watches their proportions and values shrink or enlarge greatly.
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Let anyone who has never debased themselves for a mismatched love cast the first snark. Finishing the first volume of Proust.
And now, Proust immerses us in his remembered social milieu like a sponge cake in tea, and rhapsodizes about the myriad joys and pains of everyday existence. His young narrator overflows with delight.