... A La Recherche du Temps Perdu is like a beautiful hand with long fingers reaching out to pluck a perfect fruit, without error, for the accurate eye knows well it is growing just there on the branch, while Ulysses is the fumbling of a horned hand in darkness after a doubted jewel.
Rebecca West (1892–1983), British author. The Strange Necessity, ch. 3 (1928).
A La Recherche du Temps Perdu (Remembrance of Things Past in English) was written by Marcel Proust (1871-1922) and published in sixteen volumes, 1913-1927. Ulysses (1922) was written by James Joyce (1882-1941).