Proust, Beckett, and Narration by James H. ReidProust, Beckett, and Narration by James H. Reid

Proust, Beckett, and Narration

byJames H. Reid

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This comparison of the narrative techniques of two of the twentieth century's most important writers of prose combines theoretical analysis and text study of Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu and Beckett's trilogy of novels, Molloy, Malone dies, and The Unnamable. James Reid's study is an important contribution to the critical literature, and offers fresh perspectives on the crucial significance of the Recherche and the trilogy in the context of the twentieth-century novel.

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Title:Proust, Beckett, and NarrationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:204 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.47 inPublished:March 25, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521141850

ISBN - 13:9780521141857

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Table of Contents

List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Remembering forgetting: Le drame du coucher; 2. Impressions, the instant of artistic consciousness, and history; 3. Lying, irony, and power: Proust's deceptive allegories; 4. Proust's forgetful ironies; 5. Molloy's way: the parody of allegory; 6. Moran's way: the forgetful spiral of irony; 7. Malone Dies and the impossibility of not saying I; 7. The Unnamable: the death of the ironical self and the return of history; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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"Proust, Beckett and Narration is a welcome addition to the literature on novelistic self-consciousness." - Derek Schilling, Rutgers University