Proust's Gods: Christian and Mythological Figures of Speech in the Works of Marcel Proust

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Proust's works are peculiarly rich in figures of speech drawn from Christian and biblical, and classical and mythological sources. This study explores the functions and effects of these interweaving cycles of imagery--cycles which are vital to key thematic areas of A la recherche du temps perdu. Proust's Gods also opens up a wider, diachronic perspective, analyzing the increasing sophistication of Proust's style from his earliest writings onwards, and re-evaluating the role of the largely-ignored correspondence in his stylistic development.
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"[A] finely composed analysis.... This volume is the latest in an impressive run of Oxford theses on Proust. Indeed, it is tempting to revel in the critical health of this sickly superman of letters."--Times Literary Supplement

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1. A la recherche du temps perdu: Classical and mythological figures of speech
2. A la recherche du temps perdu: Christian and biblical figures of speech
3. Towards stylistic maturity: Christian and mythological figures of speech in Proust's writing other than A la recherche du temps perdu
Principal Greek and Roman gods and goddesses
Dates and places of publication of literary writing excluding A la recherche du temps perdu
Dates correlating to each volume of correspondence

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