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Marcel Proust

À la recherche du temps perdu, II: À l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs


«Tout d'un coup, dans le petit chemin creux, je m'arrêtai touché au cœur par un doux souvenir d'enfance : je venais de reconnaître, aux feuilles découpées et brillantes qui s'avançaient sur le seuil, un buisson d'aubépines défleuries, hélas, depuis la fin du printemps. Autour de moi flottait une atmosphère d'anciens mois de Marie, d'après-midi du dimanche, de croyances, d'erreurs oubliées. J'aurais voulu la saisir. Je m'arrêtai une seconde et Andrée, avec une divination charmante, me laissa causer un instant avec les feuilles de l'arbuste. Je leur demandai des nouvelles des fleurs, ces fleurs de l'aubépine pareilles à de gaies jeunes filles étourdies, coquettes et pieuses. "Ces demoiselles sont parties depuis déjà longtemps", me disaient les feuilles.»

Format: Paperback
Published: in France in 2019
Publisher: Folio
Pages: 816
Language: French
ISBN 13: 9782072843334
ISBN 10: 2072843332

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À la recherche du temps perdu, II: À l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs