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Roland Barthes : the Proust variations

Author: Thomas Baldwin
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2019.
Series: Contemporary French and francophone cultures, 62.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This book confronts the singularity of the relationship between two exemplary writers of the last century in order to challenge and to reinvigorate our notions of what art and criticism - literary or otherwise - can do. While it takes Roland Barthes's encounters with Marcel Proust's monumental masterpiece À la recherche du temps perdu as its specific focus, the implications of its argument are far-reaching. Indeed,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Named Person: Roland Barthes; Marcel Proust; Marcel Proust; Roland Barthes; Roland Barthes; Marcel Proust; Marcel Proust
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Baldwin
ISBN: 9781789620016 1789620015
OCLC Number: 1089405542
Description: 189 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: AcknowledgementsNote on the TextIntroduction1. Objects2. Eros, Rhythm3. Music, Discourse4. Neutral, NuanceAfterword: Insect LifeBibliographyIndex
Series Title: Contemporary French and francophone cultures, 62.
Responsibility: Thomas Baldwin.


This book concerns the 'variations' operated by Barthes on A la recherche du temps perdu over a period of three decades. It reads the Proustian oeuvre through the prism of Barthes, providing new  Read more...


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Reviews'Theoretically shrewd and brilliantly argued, this is the first monograph to offer a complete panorama of Barthes's sustained engagement with the Proustian oeuvre. Roland Barthes: The Proust Read more...

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