Magnum Opus

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With Magnum Opus (also Magnum opus ) or magnum opus ( lat. Magnum "big" opus "work") refers to the most significant works of artist (especially of musicians , poets and writers ), or scientist . An example of a magnum opus is Marcel Proust's seven-volume novel In Search of Lost Time .

The terms Summum Opus (also Summum opus ) and Opus summum (Latin summum "highest") are synonymous . The Opus summum is often a late work in which the author condenses his many years of experience and knowledge of the interrelationships in a field into a masterpiece .

Individual evidence

  1. ^ The Marcel Proust Support Group: Marcel Proust's magnum opus