Beckett's Proust/Deleuze's Proust

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This book is an encounter between Deleuze the philosopher, Proust the novelist, and Beckett the writer creating interdisciplinary and inter-aesthetic bridges between them, covering textual, visual, sonic and performative phenomena, including provocative speculation about how Proust might have responded to Deleuze and Beckett.

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Overview

This book is an encounter between Deleuze the philosopher, Proust the novelist, and Beckett the writer creating interdisciplinary and inter-aesthetic bridges between them, covering textual, visual, sonic and performative phenomena, including provocative speculation about how Proust might have responded to Deleuze and Beckett.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230201415
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 11/15/2009
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

MARY BRYDEN is Professor of French Studies at the University of Reading. She is a recent past President of the Samuel Beckett Society, and a former Co-Director of the Beckett International Foundation. Her extensive publications on Samuel Beckett and Gilles Deleuze include Samuel Beckett and the Idea of God, Deleuze and Religion (ed.), and Gilles Deleuze: Travels in Literature.

MARGARET TOPPING is Senior Lecturer in French at the School of European Studies at Cardiff University. Her major publications include Prousts Gods and Supernatural Proust, as well as the edited collection Eastern Voyages, Western Visions: French Writing and Painting of the Orient.

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Introduction—M.Bryden&—M.Topping
PART I: READING ENCOUNTERS
Proust-Deleuze: Mnemosyne Goddess or Factory?—P.Mengue
Prousts Difference—E.Flp
In Search of Strange Worlds: Deleuzian Semiology and Proust—C.Drohan
Deleuzes Proust: Signs and Subjectivity—J.Hughes
Deleuze, Leibniz, Proust and Beckett: Thinking in Literature—A.Uhlmann
PART II: VISUAL AND CINEMATIC ENCOUNTERS
A Bit of Time in the Pure State: Deleuze, Proust and the Spiritual Automaton—P.Ffrench
Philosophy, Acrobatics, and the Secret Pressure of the Work of Art in Deleuze, Beckett, Proust (and Ruiz)—G.Dowd
The Long and the Short of it: Moving Images in Proust and Beckett—C.Murphy
Staring Sightlessly—C.Lunberry
PART III: SONIC ENCOUNTERS
Reading Proust Reading Deleuze Reading Proust—J.Reid
Reverberating Inwards: Beckett Reading Proust—M.Bryden
Concepts of (Musical) Communication in Proust and Beckett—F.M.Maier
PART IV: BODILY AND SENSORY ENCOUNTERS
Deleuzes Image of Thought: Prousts Charlus and Becketts Troop of Lunatics—J.Jeffers
Coldness and Cruelty as Performance in Deleuzes Proust—I.Pace
Proustian Puppetry as Worldly Sign in In Search of Lost TimeM.Topping
Murphys Madeleine—A.Watt
EPILOGUE: AN IMAGINARY ENCOUNTER BETWEEN PROUST, BECKETT AND DELEUZE
Proust Beckett Deleuze: une correspondance retrouve—J.Cornette
Index

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