Mirages and mad beliefs : Proust the skeptic (Book, 2013) [WorldCat.org]
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Mirages and mad beliefs : Proust the skeptic

Author: Christopher Prendergast
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 lime-blossom tea. We now live in less confident times, in ways that place great strain on the assumptions and beliefs that made those earlier readings possible. This has led to a new manner of reading Proust, against the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Marcel Proust; Marcel Proust; Marcel Proust; Marcel Proust; Marcel Proust
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Prendergast
ISBN: 9780691155203 0691155208
OCLC Number: 808108574
Description: 220 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Mad belief --
Proustian jokes --
Magic --
Eblouissement --
What's in a comma? --
Walking on stilts --
Bodies and ghosts --
The citizen of the unknown homeland.
Responsibility: Christopher Prendergast.

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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  Read more...

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Winner of the 2015 R. Gapper Prize, Society for French Studies "[A] deliciously rich interrogation of the French novelist's oeuvre... Prendergast has baked a millefeuille of a book here, crisp, rich Read more...

 
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