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Proust and the Visual

This edited collection considers the role of the visual in Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time and how it contributes to the novel’s sense of modernity. The first few essays examine the philosophical implications of Proust’s quest for truth, taking up analyses of the thing, the body, and the relation between the seer and the visible. The essays in the second section concentrate on the way meaning emerges from the description of experience, as well as the cultural environment in which it is inscribed through the workings and reworkings of certain images and textures. The final essays explore how Proust’s unique approach to the visual has become in recent years the inspiration for other visual practices: film, sculpture, painting, and dance.

288 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2012

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Table of Contents

Series editors’ preface
Notes on abbreviations and quotations

I. The philosophical implications of the quest for truth
1. ‘The secret blackness of milk’: Proust, Merleau-Ponty, Literature
      Nathalie Aubert
2. ‘Un assemblage composite’: Perception and Grafting in Du côté de chez Swann
      Adam Watt
3. Proust and the Analysis of Gesture
      Patrick ffrench
4. Disentangling Modernism: A Common Drive Towards Aesthetics
      Hugues Azérad
II. Proust’s response to the visual world: the verbal semiotics of translation from the seen to the unseen
5. Proust and Handwriting
      Akane Kawakami
6. Images Come Alive (or how to make images with words)
      Karen Haddad
7. Proust’s Picture Plane
      Thomas Baldwin
8. The Art Market in Proust: A Comparative Study of the Treatment of Rembrandt and the Salon Painter Gleyre in Proust
      Sarah Tribout-Joseph
9. ‘Avid Eyes and Ears: Photographic Practice, Perception and Memory in À la recherché du temps perdu
      Áine Larkin
III. Other artists’ interpretations of À la recherché du temps perdu
10. ‘Mais dans les beaux livres, tous les contresens qu’on fait sont beaux’: Marcel Proust, Raoul Ruiz, Volker Schlöndorff and Harold Pinter
      Vincent Ferré
11. In praise of iconoclasm: Reflections on the Improbable ‘Illustration’ of À la Recherche
      Florence Godeau
12. Intermedial Proust: Harold Pinter and Di Trevis’s Stage Adaptation of À la recherché du temps perdu
      Marion Schmid


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