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Published: 08 September 2011

316 Pages


ISBN: 9780199609864

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Proust, Class, and Nation

Edward J. Hughes

  • Explores Proust's novel A la recherche du temps perdu in relation to the socio-political context of Third Republic France, thereby illuminating the ideological positions of Proust's day on issues to do with the class structure and social mobility, national identity, and the role of the writer
  • Provides a new understanding of social class in the early twentieth century and the link between nation and literature as depicted in the work of this major European writer
  • Corrects an important imbalance in Proust studies by giving prominence to the depiction of working-class culture in Proust