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Supernatural Proust: Myth and Metaphor in A la recherche du temps Perdu.

TOPPING, MARGARET.

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ISBN 10: 0708318665 / ISBN 13: 9780708318669
Published by University of Wales Press,, Cardiff,, 2007
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223 pp. 8vo, cloth. A fine HARDCOVER copy in a fine dustwrapper, "as new". A monumental exploration of memory, love, sexuality, social relations, and the creative process, Marcel Proustís À la recherche du temps perdu builds a complex world that is rich in religious and mythical imagery. In Supernatural Proust, Margaret Topping analyzes how Proust drew from areas outside of the usual Christian and classical canons, including fairytales, folklore, astrology, and Celtic and Eastern religions. The first book to examine this aspect of Proustís work, Supernatural Proust also considers the authorís manuscripts, correspondence, and early writing in order to fully evaluate the significance of this network of images. Bookseller Inventory # 6180a

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Title: Supernatural Proust: Myth and Metaphor in A ...

Publisher: University of Wales Press,, Cardiff,

Publication Date: 2007

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A monumental exploration of memory, love, sexuality, social relations, and the creative process, Marcel Proust’s À la recherche du temps perdu builds a complex world that is rich in religious and mythical imagery. In Supernatural Proust, Margaret Topping analyzes how Proust drew from areas outside of the usual Christian and classical canons, including fairytales, folklore, astrology, and Celtic and Eastern religions. The first book to examine this aspect of Proust’s work, Supernatural Proust also considers the author’s manuscripts, correspondence, and early writing in order to fully evaluate the significance of this network of images.

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Margaret Topping is a lecturer in French at Cardiff University and the author of Proust’s Gods: Christian and Mythological Figures of Speech in the Works of Marcel Proust.

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