Proust's famous novel A la recherche du temps perdu (Remembrance of Things Past) is a fascinating exploration not only of memory and desire, of high society and everyday life, but also of art. The study focuses on Venice, one of the hero's central obsessions, and shows how a whole network of allusions to art (from Titian to Turner, from Ruskin to Emile Mâle, from Giotto to Bellini, from Byzantine mosaic to the dresses designed by Fortuny after paintings by Carpaccio) ties in with the hero's quest for self-knowledge and self-fulfilment. Peter Collier demonstrates how an understanding of the writer's artistic sources and reworkings can shed light both on Proust's complex prose style and on the aesthetic theory proposed by his novel. Most importantly, Venice and Italian art provide a new key to the central themes of the novel: memory and desire.
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This study of Proust's famous novel A la recherche du temps perdu (Remembrance of Things Past) focuses on Venice, one of the hero's central obsessions, and shows how a whole network of allusions to art (from Titian to Turner, from Byzantine mosaic to Fortuny dresses) ties in with the hero's quest for self-knowledge and self-fulfilment.Contenuti:
Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Proust's travels: 'Impossible venir: mensonge suit'; 2. Desire, ideal remembrance: the Venetian syndrome; 3. Some Proustian pretexts: Titian, Racine, Vergil, Ruskin; 4. 'Superiore all'invidia': Proust's transpositions of Ruskin; 5. Into the abyss: Bellini, Mantegna, Giotto; 6. Fortuny (1): a phoenix too frequent; 7. Fortuny (2): Carpaccio's material; 8. Born again: Marcel's mosaic; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index/illustrations.
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Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1989. Hardcover. Condizione libro: NF. Condizione sovraccoperta: VG+. First English Edition; First Printing. Book is NF, clean and tight; no previous owner's name, no markings in text. Black cloth boards clean, pink spine titles, no bumping. Clean, bright jacket is VG+, no tears, faint crease to top of spine, top right edge slightly chipped. Not a remainder or ex-library. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 185 pages. Codice libro della libreria 56955