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Author Goodkin, Richard E.
Title Around Proust / Richard E. Goodkin.
Imprint Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [1991]
©1991

Author Goodkin, Richard E.
Subject Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922. À la recherche du temps perdu.
Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922 -- Knowledge and learning.
Description 1 online resource (x, 162 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-160) and index.
Contents Part I Proust and Intertextuality -- Part II Representation of Time and Movement -- Part III Love and Death.
Summary A study in obsession, Marcel Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu is seemingly a self-sufficient universe of remarkable internal consistency and yet is full of complex, gargantuan digressions. Richard Goodkin follows the dual spirit of the novel through highly suggestive readings of the work in its interactions with music, psychoanalysis, philosophy, and cinema, and such literary genres as epic, lyric poetry, and tragedy. In exploring this fascinating intertextual network, Goodkin reveals some of Proust's less obvious creative sources and considers his influence on later art forms. The artistic and intellectual entities examined in relation to Proust's novel are extremely diverse, coming from periods ranging from antiquity (Homer, Zeno of Elea) to the 1950s (Hitchcock) and belonging to the cultures of the Greek, French, German, and English-speaking worlds. In spite of this variety of form and perspective, all of these analyses share a common methodology, that of "digressive" reading. They explore Proust's novel not only in light of such famous passages as those of the madeleine and the good-night kiss, but also on the basis of seemingly small details that ultimately take us, like the novel itself, in unexpected directions. --From publisher's description.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 1400811791 (electronic bk.)
9781400811793 (electronic bk.)
9780691068947 (cl)
0691068941 (cl)
0691015082 (pb)
0691068941 (cl)
9780691015088
OCLC # 51542402
Additional Format Print version: Goodkin, Richard E. Around Proust. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1991 0691068941 (DLC) 90025443 (OCoLC)22858732


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