The discovery of three articles by “Azorín” about Proust demonstrates that the Spanish author knew the Recherche before he wrote Doña Inés (1925). However Azorín follows Proust not only in the treatment of involuntary memory, as some scholars have suspected, but also in the treatment of time. These aspects include the changes in the physical appearance of Doña Inés and in the changes of light at the beginning or ending of the day.

Bio Note

Herbert Craig is the author of Marcel Proust and Spanish America: From Critical Response to Narrative Dialogue (2002) and numerous articles on the literary relation between Proust and the Hispanic world. Currently he is completing the text of a book on Marcel Proust and Spain.