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Proust: Between Two Centuries free pdf Was Marcel Proust the last of the great classics or the first of the revolutionaries? Proust was thirty in 1901 and he died in 1922, living longer in the nineteenth century than he did in the twentieth. His work, especially the monumental sixteen-volume novel "Remembrance of Things Past", draws its aesthetic affinities from the century of Baudelaire, Wagner, and Ruskin but at the same time escapes late nineteenth-century decadent aestheticism to reach toward an early twentieth-century modernist stance. In this new, major contribution to Proust studies, Antoine Compagnon analyzes the paradoxical power of "Remembrance of Things Past" by examining several fundamental fin-de-siecle arguments. Compagnon also explores Proust's perverse reading of Italian painters, his fascination with etymologies, and sadism and homosexuality in "Remembrance of Things Past". The book's thesis holds that Proust's essential ambivalence relative to all dogma is a key to his continual appeal to generations of readers.

About Antoine Compagnon

Geoffrey Barrow is Professor Emeritus of Scottish History, University of Glasgow.

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Author : Antoine Compagnon
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Data Published : 16 October 1992
ISBN : 0231072643
EAN : 9780231072649
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 320 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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