Why the classic French novel 'Le Grand Meaulnes' still resonates with readers

By Tiphaine Samoyault (En attendant Nadeau)

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The novel Le Grand Meaulnes was first published in France in 1913, a year that also saw the appearance of artistic masterpieces such as the ballet Rites of Spring by Russian composer Igor Stravinsky and Du côté de chez Swann, the first volume of Marcel Proust's celebrated À la recherche du temps perdu 'In Search of Lost Time'.