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Languages of the Night: Minor Languages and the Literary Imagination in Twentieth-Century Ireland and Europe

Barry McCrea

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300185157
eISBN:
9780300190564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300185157.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book argues that the sudden decline of old rural vernaculars—such as French patois, Italian dialects, and the Irish language—caused these languages to become the objects of powerful longings and ... More


The Great Silence in Combray: Proust and Patois

Barry McCrea

in Languages of the Night: Minor Languages and the Literary Imagination in Twentieth-Century Ireland and Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300185157
eISBN:
9780300190564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300185157.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter shows how the disappearing dialects of the countryside of the French countryside shaped the modernist vision of Marcel Proust. In À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time), ... More


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