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Proust time again: An extract from "The Guermantes Way", in which Legrandin is talking to the narrator - "To prove to you that I am your sincere well-wisher, I am going to send you my last novel. But you will not care for it; it is not deliquescent enough, not fin de siècle enough for you ...".

In a literary sense, to what does "fin de siècle" refer?

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The culturally vibrant period (in Europe, but especially in France) at the end of the 19th Century. Literally: The quaint tail-fin road bicycles with carrier baskets, so beloved by Sorbonne students and the more athletic of the Parisian literary set. Usage is meant to denote "hearty" writing. A shark-fin soup, perfected by the chef in the fashionable Siècle Restuarant, much frequented by left-bank artists and poets. The finish of the Tour de France cycle race, traditionally in the Champs-Elysées, at which the leading writer of the year presents the yellow jersey to the overall winner, and kisses him on both cheeks.
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