Roland Barthes : the Proust variations /

This book confronts the singularity of the relationship between two exemplary writers of the last century in order to challenge and to reinvigorate our notions of what art and criticism - literary or otherwise - can do. While it takes Roland Barthes's encounters with Marcel Proust's monume...

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Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
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Main Author: Baldwin, Thomas, 1977- (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2019
Series:Contemporary French and francophone cultures ; 62.
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Summary:This book confronts the singularity of the relationship between two exemplary writers of the last century in order to challenge and to reinvigorate our notions of what art and criticism - literary or otherwise - can do. While it takes Roland Barthes's encounters with Marcel Proust's monumental masterpiece À la recherche du temps perdu as its specific focus, the implications of its argument are far-reaching. Indeed, the book argues that Barthes's writing on Proust's work between the early 1950s and 1980 (including a substantial set of unpublished notes for a seminar delivered at the University of Rabat in 1969-1970) proposes not only a critical culture of Proust that is productively inconsistent, but also, more generally, a fresh understanding of criticism as a creative activity that embraces insecurity and variation as it refuses to remain fixed upon reassuringly stable themes, meanings and interpretations
Physical Description:1 online resource (189 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:9781789624083
1789624088
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