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Philosophy As Fiction: Self, Deception, and Knowledge in Proust

Joshua Landy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195169393
eISBN:
9780199787845
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169393.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book outlines and elucidates the philosophy of Marcel Proust, arguing that it is coherent, compelling, and original. At the same time, it explains why Proust chose to embed this philosophy ... More


Proustian Jokes

Christopher Prendergast

in Mirages and Mad Beliefs: Proust the Skeptic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155203
eISBN:
9781400846313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155203.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines “Proustian jokes” of the kind that gives pause for thought rather than to inflict a wound. Most of the mad beliefs in À la recherche du temps perdu are droll as well as crazy, ... More


Mad Belief

Christopher Prendergast

in Mirages and Mad Beliefs: Proust the Skeptic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155203
eISBN:
9781400846313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155203.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book offers a reading of Marcel Proust's novel À la recherche du temps perdu through the lens of skepticism. It examines the spectacle of Proust arguing with himself, and more specifically his ... More


Introduction: Nietzsche And Proust? Nietzsche And Proust?

DUNCAN LARGE

in Nietzsche and Proust: A Comparative Study

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199242276
eISBN:
9780191714368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242276.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book presents a comparative study of German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche and French writer Marcel Proust in order to demonstrate the often striking affinities between two individuals who were ... More


The Citizen of the Unknown Homeland

Christopher Prendergast

in Mirages and Mad Beliefs: Proust the Skeptic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155203
eISBN:
9781400846313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155203.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines questions about bodies and origins, homelands and fatherlands in À la recherche du temps perdu. In Marcel Proust's novel, the important parental body is the maternal body—at ... More


Marcel Proust and René Blum: An Uncommon Friendship

Judith Chazin-Bennahum

in René Blum and the Ballets Russes: In Search of a Lost Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195399332
eISBN:
9780199897025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399332.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

Letters from Marcel Proust tell the extraordinary story of their friendship as well as Proust’s profound appreciation for the fact that René arranged for the publication of Swann’s Way by the ... More


Walking on Stilts

Christopher Prendergast

in Mirages and Mad Beliefs: Proust the Skeptic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155203
eISBN:
9781400846313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155203.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Marcel Proust's use of the term “metaphor” in À la recherche du temps perdu, focusing in particular on a paragraph in which the image of heights is transferred to the aged Duc ... More


Bodies and Ghosts

Christopher Prendergast

in Mirages and Mad Beliefs: Proust the Skeptic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155203
eISBN:
9781400846313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155203.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Marcel Proust's views on the subject of the body and the prevalence of metaphorical ghosts in À la recherche du temps perdu. It suggests that the Proustian body may turn out to ... More


Magic

Christopher Prendergast

in Mirages and Mad Beliefs: Proust the Skeptic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155203
eISBN:
9781400846313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155203.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the idea of literature as magic-making by focusing on Marcel Proust's use of the term “magic,” along with its cognates “enchantment” and “charm.” Proustian magic comes in all ... More


Éblouissement

Christopher Prendergast

in Mirages and Mad Beliefs: Proust the Skeptic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155203
eISBN:
9781400846313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155203.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines éblouissement in Marcel Proust's Venice in À la recherche du temps perdu. It suggests that Proust's sensibility and imagination were “religious” insofar as they were animated by ... More


What’s in a Comma?

Christopher Prendergast

in Mirages and Mad Beliefs: Proust the Skeptic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155203
eISBN:
9781400846313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155203.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines a question, the most important of the skeptic's questions, not only in but for Marcel Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu: is poetic seeing also true seeing, and how can it ... More


Social ContextsObservation and Invention

Leo Bersani

in Marcel Proust: The Fictions of Life and of Art

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199931514
eISBN:
9780199345755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931514.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents a close study of the Proustian social world in an attempt to illustrate the degree of separation in the novel between the narrator and external reality, and the role of the ... More


Conclusion: Beginnings and Endings: Proust’s Temporality and the Everyday

Liesl Olson

in Modernism and the Ordinary

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195368123
eISBN:
9780199867639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368123.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This concluding chapter explores how the temporality of the everyday functions with and against narrative form. It turns to Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time as a case in point and also explores ... More


In Search of Lost Allusion – Marcel Proust

Katy Masuga

in Henry Miller and How He Got That Way

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641185
eISBN:
9780748651986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641185.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines Marcel Proust's influence on Miller's work, showing that despite the number of differences between Proust and Miller, Proust is deeply embedded in Miller's style. This is ... More


Mirages and Mad Beliefs: Proust the Skeptic

Christopher Prendergast

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155203
eISBN:
9781400846313
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155203.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Marcel Proust was long the object of a cult in which the main point of reading his great novel In Search of Lost Time was to find, with its narrator, a redemptive epiphany in a pastry and a cup of ... More


Marcel’s Vocation

Leo Bersani

in Marcel Proust: The Fictions of Life and of Art

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199931514
eISBN:
9780199345755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931514.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Marcel's views about art and artists, and the importance he gives to involuntary memories. It considers Proust's notions on literary style, in particular those of Balzac and ... More


Conclusion

DUNCAN LARGE

in Nietzsche and Proust: A Comparative Study

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199242276
eISBN:
9780191714368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242276.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book has argued that Marcel Proust's philosophy of perspectivism finds its most appropriate expression in fiction. It is no surprise that Friedrich Nietzsche's philosophy should have been, and ... More


The Mysterious Visit: San Francisco, March 2, 1965

William C. Carter

in The Memoirs of Ernest A. Forssgren: Proust's Swedish Valet

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300114638
eISBN:
9780300133363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300114638.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter presents the complete text of Ernest Forssgren's memoirs. The memoirs consist of ninety-three typed pages. Overall, they read like an unedited text whose episodes are told in ... More


Jalousie

William C. Carter

in Proust in Love

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108125
eISBN:
9780300134889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108125.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter gives an account of Marcel Proust's liaison with Lucien Daudet, a young man with similar neurotic tendencies as Proust—often moody and temperamental. Daudet had ambitions to be a painter ... More


The Solipsist

Marta Figlerowicz

in Flat Protagonists: A Theory of Novel Character

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190496760
eISBN:
9780190496784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190496760.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Chapter four examines Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time (1913–1927) in the context of the modernist novel’s preoccupation with representing consciousness. Proust’s aesthetic philosophy explores ... More


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