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Mirages and Mad Beliefs - a book by Prendergast, Christopher

Mirages and Mad Beliefs

Proust the Skeptic

Mirages and Mad Beliefs( )
Author: Prendergast, Christopher
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Princeton University Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $46.95
Book Description:

Marcel Proust was long the object of a cult in which the main point of reading his great novel In Search of Lost Time was to find, with its narrator, a redemptive epiphany in a pastry and a cup of lime-blossom tea. We now live in less confident times, in ways that place great strain on the assumptions and beliefs that made those earlier readings possible. This has led to a new manner of reading Proust, against the grain. In Mirages and Mad Beliefs, Christopher...
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