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Ch. McDonald & Fr. Proulx (dir.), Proust and the Arts

Ch. McDonald & Fr. Proulx (dir.), Proust and the Arts

Publié le par Emilien Sermier

Compte rendu publié dans Acta fabula (Février 2017, vol. 18, n° 2) : « Au lieu de voir un seul monde… » : Proust multiplié par l’art  par Kathrin Yacavone.


Proust and the Arts

Sous la direction de Ch. McDonald & Fr. Proulx

Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2015

285 p.

EAN 9781107103368


Présentation de l'éditeur:

Proust and the Arts brings together expert Proustians and renowned interdisciplinary scholars in a major reconsideration of the novelist's relation to the arts. Going beyond the classic question of the models used by Proust for his fictional artists, the essays collected here explore how he learned from and integrated, in highly personal ways, the work of such creators as Wagner or Carpaccio. This volume reveals the breadth of Proust's engagement with varied art forms from different eras: from "primitive" arts to sound recordings, from medieval sculpture to Art Nouveau glassmaking, from portrait photography to the private art of doodling. Chapters bring into focus issues of perception and detail in examining how Proust encountered and responded to works of art, and attend to the ways art shaped his complex relationship to identity, sexuality, humor, and the craft of writing.


  • Editors

    Christie McDonald, Harvard University, Massachusetts
    Christie McDonald is Smith Professor of French Language and Literature in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, and Professor of Comparative Literature, at Harvard University.

    François Proulx, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    FranÇois Proulx is Assistant Professor of French at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.


  • Contributors

    Nathalie Mauriac Dyer, Sophie Duval, Christie McDonald, Virginie Greene, Susan Ricci Stebbins, John Hamilton, Kazuyoshi Yoshikawa, Suzanne Guerlac, Caroline Weber, Elaine Scarry, Françoise Leriche, Sindhumathi Revuluri, Evelyne Ender, Serafina Lawrence, Elisabeth Ladenson, Maurice Samuels, François Proulx, Antoine Compagnon