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Published: 17 August 2009

240 Pages

ISBN: 9780199566174

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Reading in Proust's A la recherche

'le délire de la lecture'

Adam Watt

Oxford Modern Languages and Literature Monographs

  • A lively, imaginative, and thoughtful account of the act of reading in Proust's masterpiece
  • Reveals the paradoxes, contradictions, and instabilities of the act of reading in A la recherche
  • Includes a chapter on Albertine disparue, often seen as a rather barren stretch of the novel, and one providing an extended close reading of the narrator's wait in the Prince de Guermantes's library