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Stéphane Carlier: Marcel Proust in curlers


PORTRAIT – With her latest novel, Clara reads Proust, the story of a hairdresser who discovers the writer, the writer signs an ode to literature.

At the beginning, it goes a little in all directions.

A slightly feverish conversation.

It is about the novelist's cuisine: the need to change universe with each novel, the 1500 hours counted for the writing of

Clara lit Proust

(he had heard on the radio Pierre Lemaitre affirm that

Au Revoir là-haut

en had taken 2000), the moment when this new book was born in his mind (on the beach at Sauveterre, in Les Sables-d'Olonne), the manuscript sent by post to Gallimard, who decided to publish it and suddenly, this allusion to the Guerlain Vetiver perfume smelled on the terrace of the café.

“Do you smell Vetiver next to us?

How this smell brings back memories!

Everyone has their own madeleine, for Stéphane Carlier, this scent is associated with the 1990s. He was a history student and he fell in love with Proust.

A revelation.

“I felt closer to his characters than to the people I saw every day

,” he recalls.

As he remembers the...

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Source: lefigaro

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