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Marcel Proust in Context

Marcel Proust in Context

by Adam Watt
     
 

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This volume sets Marcel Proust's masterwork, Á la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time, 1913–27), in its cultural and socio-historical contexts. Essays by the leading scholars in the field attend to Proust's biography, his huge correspondence, and the genesis and protracted evolution of his masterpiece. Light is cast on Proust's relation to

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This volume sets Marcel Proust's masterwork, Á la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time, 1913–27), in its cultural and socio-historical contexts. Essays by the leading scholars in the field attend to Proust's biography, his huge correspondence, and the genesis and protracted evolution of his masterpiece. Light is cast on Proust's relation to thinkers and artists of his time, and to those of the great French and European traditions of which he is now so centrally a part. There is vivid exploration of Proust's reading; his attitudes towards contemporary social and political issues; his relation to journalism, religion, sexuality, science and travel, and how these figure in the Recherche. The volume closes with a comprehensive survey of Proust's critical reception, from reviews during his lifetime to the present day, including assessments of Proust in translation and the broader assimilation of his work into twentieth- and twenty-first-century culture.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"... impeccably researched and annotated ... Readers will find each of the articles in this volume interesting and insightful."
Edward Ousselin, French Studies: A Quarterly Review

"... a wonderfully coherent, effervescent, tirelessly engaging volume."
Clive Scott, Journal of European Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107521216
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/05/2013
Series:
Literature in Context
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Adam Watt is Associate Professor of French at the University of Exeter and is a member of the Équipe Proust at the ITEM/ENS in Paris. He is the author of Reading in Proust's Á la recherche: 'le délire de la lecture' (2009), The Cambridge Introduction to Marcel Proust (Cambridge, 2011) and an illustrated biography of the author, Marcel Proust (2013).

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