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The Resource Understanding Marcel Proust, Allen Thiher

Understanding Marcel Proust, Allen Thiher

Label
Understanding Marcel Proust
Title
Understanding Marcel Proust
Statement of responsibility
Allen Thiher
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Understanding Marcel Proust includes an overview of Marcel Proustâ€"! development as a writer, addressing both works published and unpublished in his lifetime, and then offers an in-depth interpretation of Proustâ€"! major novel, In Search of Lost Time, relating it to the Western literary tradition while also demonstrating its radical newness as a narrative. In his introduction Allen Thiher outlines Proust's development in the context of the political and artistic life of the Third Republic, arguing that everything Proust wrote before In Search of Lost Time was an experiment in sorting out whether he wanted to be a writer of critical theory or of fiction. Ultimately, Thiher observes, all these experiments had a role in the elaboration of the novel. Proust became both theorist and fiction writer by creating a bildungsroman narrating a writer's education. What is perhaps most original about Thiherâ€"! interpretation, however, is his demonstration that Proust removed his aged narrator from the novelâ€"! temporal flow to achieve a kind of fictional transcendence. Proust never situates his narrator in historical time, which allows him to demonstrate concretely what he sees as the function of art: the truth of the absolute particular removed from timeâ€"! determinations. The artist that the narrator hopes to become at the end of the novel must pursue his own individual truthsâ€"those in fact that the novel has narrated, for him and the reader, up to the novelâ€"! conclusion. Written in a language accessible to upper-level undergraduates as well as literate general readers, Understanding Marcel Proust simultaneously addresses a scholarly public aware of the critical arguments that Proust's work has generated. Thiher's study should make Proust's In Search of Lost Time more widely accessible by explicating its structure and themes
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N$T
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1941-
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Thiher, Allen
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Understanding Modern European and Latin American Literature
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  • Proust, Marcel
  • Proust, Marcel
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
Label
Understanding Marcel Proust, Allen Thiher
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Life and career -- What Proust published before In search of lost time -- What Proust did not publish -- Swann's way: intimations of paradise and paradise lost -- Within a budding grove and the Guermantes way: intimations of the fall -- Sodom and Gomorrah, the captive, and the fugitive: intimations of Hell -- Time regained: intimations of the resurrection
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ocn856590394
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611172560
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
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  • 508710
  • 22573/ctv6vpvnf
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)856590394
Label
Understanding Marcel Proust, Allen Thiher
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Life and career -- What Proust published before In search of lost time -- What Proust did not publish -- Swann's way: intimations of paradise and paradise lost -- Within a budding grove and the Guermantes way: intimations of the fall -- Sodom and Gomorrah, the captive, and the fugitive: intimations of Hell -- Time regained: intimations of the resurrection
Control code
ocn856590394
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611172560
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 508710
  • 22573/ctv6vpvnf
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)856590394

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