The Cambridge Companion to Proust (Cambridge Companions to by Richard Bales

By Richard Bales

The Cambridge better half to Proust, first released in 2001, goals to supply a extensive account of the key positive factors of Marcel Proust's nice paintings A l. a. recherche du temps perdu (1913–27). The in particular commissioned essays, by means of said specialists on Proust, deal with quite a lot of matters on the subject of his paintings. Progressing from historical past and biographical fabric, the chapters examine such crucial components because the composition of the radical, its social measurement, the language during which it truly is couched, its highbrow parameters, its humour, its analytical profundity and its vast charm and effect. specific emphasis is put on illustrating the dialogue of concerns through widespread recourse to textual citation (in either French and English) and shut research. this can be the one contributory quantity of its type on Proust presently on hand. including its supportive fabric, an in depth chronology and bibliography, it is going to be of curiosity to students and scholars alike.

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