Mirages and Mad Beliefs: Proust the Skeptic


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Marcel Proust was long the object of a cult in which the main point of reading his great novel In Search of Lost Time was to find, with its narrator, a redemptive epiphany in a pastry and a cup of lime-blossom tea. We now live in less confident times, in ways that place great strain on the assumptions and beliefs that made those earlier readings possible. This has led to a new manner of reading Proust, against the grain. In Mirages and Mad Beliefs , Christopher Prendergast argues the case differently, with the grain, on ...

Mirages and Mad Beliefs: Proust the Skeptic 2013, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691155203