A Readers Guide to Prousts In Search of Lost Time by David EllisonA Readers Guide to Prousts In Search of Lost Time by David Ellison

A Readers Guide to Prousts In Search of Lost Time

byDavid Ellison

Paperback | March 31, 2010

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Proust's 'A la recherche du temps perdu' (In Search of Lost Time) is many things at once: a novel of education, a portrait of French society during the Third Republic, a masterful psychological analysis of love, a reflection on homosexuality, an essay in moral and aesthetic theory, and, above all, one of the great literary achievements of the twentieth century. This Reader's Guide analyses each volume of the 'Recherche' in order and in detail. Without jargon or technical language, David Ellison leads the reader through the work, clarifying but not oversimplifying the intricate beauty of Proust's imaginary universe. Focused both on large themes and on narrative and stylistic particularities, Ellison's readings expand our understanding and appreciation of the work and provide tools for the further study of Proust. All French quotations are translated, making this an ideal guide for students of comparative literature as well as of French.
Title:A Readers Guide to Prousts In Search of Lost TimeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:230 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.47 inPublished:March 31, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521720060

ISBN - 13:9780521720069

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Table of Contents

Preface; Chronology; Introduction; 1. Du Côté de chez Swann [The Way by Swann's]; 2. A l'Ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs [In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower]; 3. Le Côté de Guermantes [The Guermantes Way]; 4. Sodome et Gomorrhe [Sodom and Gomorrah]; 5. La Prisonnière and Albertine disparue [The Prisoner and The Fugitive]; 6. Le Temps retrouvé [Finding Time Again]; Notes; Works cited; Index.