An avid critic and translator, Marcel Proust is best remembered as author of the semiautobiographical long novel of French expressionism, The Remembrance of Things Past.
This title, Marcel Proust, part of Chelsea House Publishers’ Modern Critical Views series, examines the major works of Marcel Proust through full-length critical essays by expert literary critics. In addition, this title features a short biography on Marcel Proust, a chronology of the author’s life, and an introductory essay written by Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the Humanities, Yale University.
Proust and time embodied / Julia Kristeva The lamp of truth : Proust and George Eliot / Robert Fraser Zipporah : a Ruskinian enigma appropriated by Marcel Proust / Cynthia J. Gamble Proust's japonisme : contrastive aesthetics / Jan Hokenson Proust's turn from nostalgia / Susan Stewart Orpheus and the machine : Proust as theorist of technological change, and the case of Joyce / Sara Danius Introduction to Proustian passions / Ingrid Wassenaar The vast structure of recollection : from life to literature / William C. Carter Albertine's bicycle, or, Women and French identity during the Belle Epoque / Siân Reynolds The ending of Swann revisited / Anthony R. Pugh Jean Santeuil and the notion of avant-texte : a case for an extension of the term? / Maureen A. Ramsden Ethics, meaning, and the work of beauty / Gabrielle Star