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Proust, Beckett, and narration

Author: James H Reid
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
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This is the first book-length comparison of the narrative techniques of Marcel Proust and Samuel Beckett. This study is an important contribution to critical literature, and offers fresh perspectives on the crucial importance of the Recherche and Beckett's trilogy: Molloy, Malone dies, and The Unnamable in the context of the twentieth-century novel.
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Reid, James H.
Proust, Beckett, and narration.
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2003043932
(OCoLC)51800256
Named Person: Marcel Proust; Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett; Marcel Proust; Samuel Beckett
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James H Reid
ISBN: 051106280X 9780511062803 0511071264 9780511071263
OCLC Number: 57299065
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 195 pages)
Contents: Remembering forgetting: Le drame du coucher --
Impressions, the instant of artistic consciousness, and social history --
Lying, irony, and power: Proust's deceptive allegories --
Proust's forgetful ironies --
Molloy's way: the parody of allegory --
Moran's way: the forgetful spiral of irony --
Malone dies and the impossibility of not saying I --
The unnamable: the death of the ironical self and the return of history.
Responsibility: James H. Reid.

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This is the first book-length comparison of the narrative techniques of Marcel Proust and Samuel Beckett. This study is an important contribution to critical literature, and offers fresh perspectives on the crucial importance of the Recherche and Beckett's trilogy: Molloy, Malone dies, and The Unnamable in the context of the twentieth-century novel.

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