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The Cambridge companion to Proust / edited by Richard Bales.

Publication:
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Series:
Cambridge companions complete collection
Cambridge companions to literature and classics
Cambridge companions to literature and classics
Cambridge companions complete collection
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xxi, 243 pages)
Subjects:
Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Language:
English
Summary:
The Cambridge Companion to Proust, first published in 2001, aims to provide a broad account of the major features of Marcel Proust's great work A la recherche du temps perdu (1913–27). 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, its humour, its analytical profundity and its wide appeal and influence. Particular emphasis is placed on illustrating the discussion of issues by frequent recourse to textual quotation (in both French and English) and close analysis. This is the only contributory volume of its kind on Proust currently available. Together with its supportive material, a detailed chronology and bibliography, it will be of interest to scholars and students alike.
Contents:
From Belle Epoque to First World War: the social panorama / Cynthia Gamble
The vast structure of recollection: from life to literature / William C. Carter
Ruskin and the cathedral of lost souls / Diane R. Leonard
The birth and development of A la recherche du temps perdu / Marion Schmid
Lost and found: the structure of Proust's novel / Roger Shattuck
Proust's narrator / Brian Rogers
The unconscious / Jack Jordan
The texture of Proust's novel / Joshua Landy
Proust's human comedy / Hollie Markland Harder
Proust and social spaces / Edward J. Hughes
Love, sexuality and friendship / Alison Finch
Proust and the fine arts / Richard Bales
Proust and posterity / David Ellison
Postlude: Proust and the art of brevity / Malcolm Bowie.
Notes:
"Cambridge collections online."
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contributor:
Bales, Richard editor
ISBN:
1-139-81613-6
0-511-99972-0
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