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The Literary Mind

Mark Turner

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195126679
eISBN:
9780199853007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195126679.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book ranges from the tools of modern linguistics, to the recent work of neuroscientists such as Antonio Damasio and Gerald Edelman, to literary masterpieces by Homer, Dante, Shakespeare, and ... More


Introduction

Nicola Luckhurst

in Science and Structure in Proust's: A la recherche du temps perdu

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198160021
eISBN:
9780191673740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198160021.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Proust began to work on A la recherche after a crucial period of hesitation between exploring two genres, the essay and the novel. For the first readers of A la recherche, it was the presence of both ... More


Science and Structure in Proust's: A la recherche du temps perdu

Nicola Luckhurst

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198160021
eISBN:
9780191673740
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198160021.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu is a hybrid, a novel-essay, a capacious work of fiction containing a commonplace-book. It might, as Roland Barthes has suggested, be thought of as the product ... More


Proustian Passions: The Uses of Self-Justification for A la recherche du temps perdu

Ingrid Wassenaar

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198160045
eISBN:
9780191673757
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198160045.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

A la recherche du temps perdu occupies an undisputed place in the unfolding intellectual history of the ‘moi’ in France. There is, however, a general tendency in writing on this novel to ... More


Enigmas of Identity

Peter Brooks

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151588
eISBN:
9781400839698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151588.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

“We know that it matters crucially to be able to say who we are, why we are here, and where we are going,” this book claims. Many of us are also uncomfortably aware that we cannot provide a ... 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


Afterword

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

in Victorian Afterlives: The Shaping of Influence in Nineteenth-Century Literature

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187271
eISBN:
9780191719028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187271.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Reading, in Proust's view, is both intrinsically valuable and intrinsically inadequate, ‘essential yet limited’, because although literature introduces us to new ways of looking at the world, it does ... 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


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


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


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


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


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


Satirical Auto/biografiction: Wyndham Lewis and Richard Aldington

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter asks whether the kind of reading offered in the previous chapter disarms the possibility of modernist satire, deflecting our attention from criticism to autobiography. It discusses two ... More


On Anachronism

Jeremy Tambling

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082443
eISBN:
9781781703168
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082443.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book joins together Shakespeare and Proust as the great writers of love to show that love is always anachronistic, and never more so when it is homosexual. Drawing on Nietzsche, Freud, ... More


L'Art de dire, or Language in Performance

Katherine Bergeron

in Voice Lessons: French Mélodie in the Belle Epoque

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195337051
eISBN:
9780199864201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337051.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The singers and actors of the Belle Epoque are the focus of this chapter, which investigates the French art of diction in theatrical and musical performances circa 1900. The survey of performance ... More


Aesthetic Auto/biography: Ruskin and Proust

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter argues that the notion of ‘aesthetic autobiography’, attached by Suzanne Nalbantian to the modernist autobiographical Künstlerroman, in fact originates in the way earlier writers such as ... More


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