André Aciman

Inversions
July 12, 1999

I. Marcel Proust by Edmund White (Lipper/Viking, 165 pp., $19.95) Scarcely halfway between L'Etoile and Place de la Concorde, across from the Grand Palais on the Avenue des Champs-Elysees, lies a row of landscaped parks dotted with trees and chestnut alleys through which runs a very tiny, winding path called Allee Marcel Proust.