Proust: Swann's Way

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 22, 1989 - Literary Criticism - 128 pages
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Swann's Way, published in 1913, is the first part of Proust's seven-part novel A la Recherche du temps perdu. The author's expansion, revision and correction of the work were cut short by his death in 1922, and sixty-six years later editors are still producing variants of the last three volumes based on working notebooks. The novel's structure was compared by its author to that of a cathedral, and its status is that of one of the greatest literary landmarks of the twentieth century. Sheila Stern's study begins with a summary of the whole novel and goes on to give an account of the activity of reading as part of its subject-matter. Two chapters are devoted to Swann's Way itself, with close attention to the opening pages, and to such topics as memory, time, imagery and names. The book's reception in various Western literatures is discussed, and there is a guide to further reading.
  

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Review: Marcel Proust: Swann's Way

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The first volume of Marcel Proust's seven-part masterpiece In Search of Lost Time, Swann's Way introduces the novel's major themes and its narrator, then turns its focus to Charles Swann, a wealthy ... Read full review

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A true masterpiece of world literature, Swann's Way is a great example of dreamy stream-of-consciousness. The journey is incredible really and there is a constant feeling of metamorphosis as Proust ... Read full review

Contents

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1
V
23
VI
29
VII
33
VIII
39
IX
41
X
44
XI
47
XVI
84
XVII
90
XVIII
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XIX
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XX
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XXI
107
XXII
109
XXIII
112

XII
54
XIII
68
XIV
75
XV
81
XXIV
119
XXV
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Stern is a translator and critic.

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