By Nigel Harkness, Marion Schmid
This quantity of essays, that's devoted to the past due Richard Bales, one of many doyens of Proust experiences, considers Proust’s pivotal position on the threshold of modernity, among 19th- and twentieth-century varieties of writing and considering, among the Belle Epoque and the 1st global warfare, among culture and innovation. greater than only a temporal notion, this threshold is theorized within the quantity as a liminal house the place borders (geographical, creative, own) dissolve, the place better probabilities for creative discussion emerge, and the place unforeseen encounters (between artists, genres and disciplines) take place.
operating either back and forth from the ebook dates of A l. a. recherche du temps perdu (1913-27), the seventeen essays written specifically for this quantity take as their concentration Proust’s manifold engagements with the area of modernity, in addition to intermedial kinfolk one of the generations of artists ahead of and instantly after him. in retrospect to the 19th century, the undisputed place to begin for nascent types of modernity in Western artwork and literature, and a interval that was once uniquely formative for the younger Proust, additionally they provide insights into inter-artistic discussion in Surrealist and post-Surrealist portray and poetry
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6: ‘But I am a worm, and no man’. These references are derived from the notes in The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, Purgatorio, ed. and trans. by Robert M. 171. 30 RTP, i, 283. 114. Proust and the Carlylean Mediation of Dante 27 On the other hand, the frequent presence of the butterf ly motif in the Recherche can be interpreted as af firmation of the vital conviction of self-worth for every artist. 32 In yet a further reticular thread of this great intertextual fabric, it is interesting to note that Whistler’s butterf ly signature is very prominent in Arrangement in grey and black, no.
Il peut en outre être mis en série et rencontrer alors le procédé typiquement balzacien de l’énumération. On en trouve un exemple dans Sodome et Gomorrhe, dans un passage où le Narrateur peint la piété du baron de Charlus, autre personnage de Proust autour duquel nous allons voir se développer une fois encore un pastiche intégré à la Recherche du temps perdu. Cet extrait regroupe un certain nombre de traits communs à l’énumération et à la description: 44 Annick Bouillaguet Le baron était non seulement chrétien comme on le sait, mais pieux à la façon du Moyen Âge.
Political pride is represented by the crawling soul of Provenzano Salvani, former Ghibelline dictator of Siena. It is, however artistic pride, as exemplified by the soul of the manuscript illuminator Oderisi of Gubbio, which is most explored in Purgatorio, the cantica which meditates most on art and its executors. ). The evocation of the prideful as potential butterf lies arrested at grub stage could perhaps be etymologically responsible for the coining of the name ‘Verdurin’ as the designation of the ‘cercle’ whose pride as evinced in their assumed superiority to the Faubourg Saint-Germain is accompanied by stunted spiritual growth.