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

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

by Margaret Topping
     
 


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,See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198160083
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/05/2000
Series:
Oxford Modern Languages and Literature Monographs Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
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
Conclusion
Appendices:
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
Bibliography
Index

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