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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


Food Nostalgia

in Accounting for Taste: The Triumph of French Cuisine

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780226243238
eISBN:
9780226243276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226243276.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

À la recherche du temps perdu (1913–1927), Marcel Proust's novel of artistic redemption, is one of the greatest works of the twentieth century. The novel is also an emblematic text of French culture, ... 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


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


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


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


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


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


Voulez ouyr les cris de Paris?

Daniel Karlin

in Street Songs: Writers and urban songs and cries, 1800-1925

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198792352
eISBN:
9780191834363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792352.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, World Literature

In an episode of La Prisonnière, the sixth volume of Marcel Proust’s À la recherche du temps perdu, the narrator listens from his bedroom to the cris de Paris, which like the ‘Cries of London’ had ... More


The Trauma of Form: Death Drive as Affect in À la recherche du temps perdu

Robbie McLaughlan

in Modernism and Affect

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748693252
eISBN:
9781474412346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693252.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter brings contemporary Deleuzian understandings of affect into dialogue with those found in Freud. Arguing that Freud’s theorising of affect in many ways underpins the psychoanalytic ... More


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