No major writer of the 20th century seems a less likely candidate for Marxist analysis than Marcel Proust. A wealthy dillettante and notable fixture in Parisian salons of his time, Proust earned a reputation among both contemporaries and subsequent generations for aesthetic refinement and social snobbery. Yet, author Michael Sprinker shows how Proust's writing can extend our understanding of nationalist ideology and gender roles of the period.

History and Ideology in Proust 2010, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England

ISBN-13: 9780521453424


History and Ideology in Proust 1998, Verso, London

ISBN-13: 9781859841884

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