À la recherche du temps perdu

2021, Dec 16

Chronogram of Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time, based on Jacques Darrieulat's Chronoproust.

Each volume is represented as a rectangle of width proportional to its size, with time on the vertical axis.
The first volume starts around the birth of the Narrator, and there is a 10-year gap between the last two. Famously, the last volume, Le temps retrouvé ends around 1926, when the Narrator decides to start writing. Proust himself had died in 1922....

Try zooming for more detail. This is mostly an exercise in using Mike Bostock's D3 visualization framework.