Proust is one of the world's most celebrated authors. I haven't read any Proust. I am unfortunately almost monotongue. I have read 'How Proust Can Change Your Life' which celebrates what paying attention, and looking closely, can add to your life. It also points out the beauty that came from Proust relentlessly editing his writing. Coming back to it. Making notes. Rewriting. Often we move on quickly through thoughts. Too quickly. Both our own, and those of others. Things can be read out of context. How they are understood can depend on the mood of the reader. What they read before. In a world with so much information thrown at us, perhaps we don't do enough chiseling.