A Reader's Guide to Marcel Proust

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"Marcel Proust's massive novel Remembrance of Things Past remains one of the great literary achievements of the twentieth century. Its influence has been as widespread as the novels of Joyce and Lawrence, and even those writers who have been anti-Proust have been influenced by the masterpiece. Although Proust's work does not present the linguistic difficulties of Joyce, his analytic method is highly complex, and the reader must be alert to the enunciation and development of themes that create the architecture of Remembrance." "Milton Hindus shows ...
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Overview

"Marcel Proust's massive novel Remembrance of Things Past remains one of the great literary achievements of the twentieth century. Its influence has been as widespread as the novels of Joyce and Lawrence, and even those writers who have been anti-Proust have been influenced by the masterpiece. Although Proust's work does not present the linguistic difficulties of Joyce, his analytic method is highly complex, and the reader must be alert to the enunciation and development of themes that create the architecture of Remembrance." "Milton Hindus shows how the various motifs intertwine throughout Proust's work. He discusses Proust's philosophical and literary influences as well as his conscious aesthetic. Of particular value in this guide are the sections on Proust's earlier works, which Hindus notes are in so many respects studies of Proust's greatest achievement."--BOOK JACKET.
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Paperbound reprint of a 1962 work (Noonday Press), which is cited in Hindus (an author and critic) demonstrates how various motifs intertwine throughout Proust's work, and he discusses Proust's philosophical and literary influences as well as his conscious aesthetic. Chapters discuss Proust's life and early work, as well as his best-know novel, . An appendix provides a textual analysis of pages 417-456 of . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815606956
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2001
  • Series: Reader's Guide Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 275
  • Product dimensions: 5.51 (w) x 7.98 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

Prefatory Note
1 Proust's Life and Work 1
2 Swann's Way 16
3 Within a Budding Grove 63
4 Guermantes Way 83
5 Cities of the Plain 107
6 The Captive 125
7 Sweet Cheat Gone 146
8 The Past Recaptured 161
9 The Minor Works 181
10 Jean Santeuil 196
11 Contre Sainte-Beuve 221
12 Conclusion 242
App Textual Analysis of a Passage 250
Bibliographical Postscript 272
Index 273
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