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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


Sodom and Gomorrah: In Search of Lost Time, Volume 4

Marcel Proust

William C. Carter (ed.)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780300186208
eISBN:
9780300189636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300186208.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Marcel Proust's monumental seven-part novel In Search of Lost Time is considered by many to be the greatest novel of the twentieth century. The fourth volume, Sodom and Gomorrah, is notable for its ... More


Sublimating Maman: Experience, Time, and the Re-Erotization of Existence in Kristeva’s Reading of Marcel Proust

Elaine P. Miller

in Head Cases: Julia Kristeva on Philosophy and Art in Depressed Times

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166829
eISBN:
9780231537117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166829.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter considers Julia Kristeva's reading of Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time in connection to the themes of melancholia and sublimation. Kristeva argues against the claim that in ... More


Love Is Divine

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/9780300108125.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter talks about the culmination of Marcel Proust's long quest both in love and in the writing of In Search of Lost Time. At the beginning of his transposing of his love affairs and ... More


Reading a Novel

Nicholas Royle

in Veering: A Theory of Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748636549
eISBN:
9780748652303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636549.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter addresses the idea of reading a novel as an experience of veering, as well as looking at some of the ways in which novels themselves invite the readers to think about veering. It starts ... More


Where Fair Strangers Abound

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/9780300108125.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter narrates the many relationships and acquaintances of Marcel Proust that would help in the building and formulation of his novel. It begins with the young men he befriended during his ... 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


Proust and the Amorous Fountain: Secret Architecture or Suppressed Source?

Camille Naish

in Machaut's Legacy: The Judgment Poetry Tradition in the Later Middle Ages and Beyond

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813062419
eISBN:
9780813053080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062419.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter takes as its point of departure a curious scene in Sodom and Gomorrah in which a fountain maliciously drenches a society lady, almost raping her in the sight of a bluff, guffawing Grand ... More


Proustian Peristalsis: Parties Before, During and After

David R. Ellison

in The Modernist Party

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748647316
eISBN:
9780748684380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748647316.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In ‘Proustian Peristalsis: Parties Before, During and After’, David Ellison offers a reading of Proust’s In Search of Lost Time (1913-27) in which the movement of characters through the social ... More


Proust’s Farewell to the Family

Barry McCrea

in In the Company of Strangers: Family and Narrative in Dickens, Conan Doyle, Joyce, and Proust

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157636
eISBN:
9780231527330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157636.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time), a novel distinct from the others previously discussed in this book in its focus on literal homosexuality and the ... More


Proust in Love

William C. Carter

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108125
eISBN:
9780300134889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108125.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book portrays Marcel Proust's amorous adventures and misadventures from adolescence through his adult years, supplying where appropriate Proust's own sensitive, intelligent, and often ... 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


Promiscuous Proust

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/9780300108125.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter narrates the earlier years of Marcel Proust. During Proust's attendance in high school, for example, he was often snubbed by his “intimate circle” of classmates whenever he desired their ... More


Mighty Hermaphrodite

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/9780300108125.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the notions of androgyny that Marcel Proust underwent as a youth. It notes how Proust often looked for the feminine traits among his male friends, and for masculine traits among ... More


Proust and the Limits of the Will

Richard Moran

in The Philosophical Imagination: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190633776
eISBN:
9780190633806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190633776.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

Beginning with the famous theme of “involuntary memory,” the project of Proust’s novel is organized along several axes by the themes of forms of value (metaphysical, epistemic, and erotic or ... More


Afterword: Beyond the Eclipse

Václav Paris

in The Evolutions of Modernist Epic

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198868217
eISBN:
9780191904738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868217.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Criticism/Theory

The afterword evaluates the potential ranges of the methodology for reading comparative modernism proposed in The Evolutions of Modernist Epic. Many more epic works than those discussed in detail ... More


A Nun of Speed

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/9780300108125.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter tells of two young chauffeurs in Marcel Proust's excursions to Monaco that would play critical roles in his life and would ultimately change the course of his novel In Search of Lost ... More


Kant, Proust, and the Appeal of Beauty: for Mary Mothersill

Richard Moran

in The Philosophical Imagination: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190633776
eISBN:
9780190633806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190633776.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

In quite different ways Kant and Proust argue that beauty is no mere source of pleasure, and that to account for what is distinctive about its concept we must make sense of an idea of necessity or ... More


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