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Roland Barthes: The Proust Variations

Thomas Baldwin

Abstract

By confronting the singularity of the relationship between two exemplary writers of the last century, this book challenges and reinvigorates our notions of what art and criticism – literary or otherwise – can do. While it takes Roland Barthes’s encounters with Marcel Proust’s monumental masterpiece À la recherche du temps perdu as its specific focus, the implications of its argument are far-reaching. Indeed, the book argues that Barthes’s writing on Proust’s work between the early 1950s and 1980 (including a substantial set of unpublished notes for a seminar delivered at the University of Raba ... More

Keywords: Roland Barthes, Marcel Proust, Creative criticism, Variation, Rewriting

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781789620016
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789620016.001.0001

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Thomas Baldwin, author

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