Marcel Proust’s Lost Homosexual Love Stories to be Published

Nine lost stories by acclaimed French author Marcel Proust will be published this fall. 

According to the Guardian, the stories were first penned in the 1890s when Proust was in his ’20s. The stories, which delved into his homosexuality, were meant to be included in his first book “Plaisirs et les jours (Pleasures and Days),” a collection of poems and short stories. However, Proust chose not to include them. The Guardian calls the stories “a mix of fairytales, fantasy and dialogues with the dead.”

The stories were discovered by Proust specialist Bernard de Fallois, who started the publishing house Editions de Fallois, in the 1950s. Editions de Fallois will publish the lost stories under the title “Le Mystérieux Correspondant (The Mysterious Correspondent).” The 180-page book will be released on Oct. 9. 

Proust is best known for writing “À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time).” The masterwork was published in seven volumes between 1913 and 1917.