The Cambridge Companion to Proust

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Richard Bales
Cambridge University Press, Jun 14, 2001 - Literary Criticism - 243 pages
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The Cambridge Companion to Proust aims to provide a broad account of the major features of Marcel Proust's great work A la recherche du temps perdu (1913-1927). The specially commissioned essays, by acknowledged experts on Proust, address a wide range of issues relating to his work. Progressing from background and biographical material, the chapters investigate such essential areas as the composition of the novel, its social dimension, the language in which it is couched, its intellectual parameters and its humour.
 

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Contents

From Belle Epoque to First World War the social panorama
7
The vast structure of recollection from life to literature
25
Ruskin and the cathedral of lost souls
42
The birth and development of A la recherche du temps perdu
58
Lost and found the structure of Prousts novel
74
Prousts Narrator
85
The unconscious
100
The texture of Prousts novel
117
Proust and social spaces
151
Love sexuality and friendship
168
Proust and the fine arts
183
Proust and posterity
200
Proust and the art of brevity
216
Select bibliography
230
Index
238
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Prousts human comedy
135

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