Marcel Proust

Marcel Proust (1871–1922) was a French novelist, critic and essayist. ‘Chère Madame’ is taken from a collection of Proust’s correspondence originally published by Éditions Gallimard in 2013 and forthcoming in English from New Directions in the US under the title Letters to His Neighbor, and Fourth Estate in the UK under the title Letters to the Lady Upstairs.