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    marcel proust brothel letter to grand-pere

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    Marcel Proust was undoubtedly a gifted author. [...] he was also, it is said, obsessed with masturbation. [...] And so, in May of 1888, in an effort to cure him of this "problem" having recently walked in on him "on the job," Dr. Proust gave his 16-year-old son 10 francs and sent him off to a local brothel. As evidenced by the following letter to his grandfather, [...] the visit didn't go to plan. | Caption at link: Letters of Note

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