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Elstir

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Character in Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu, the representative of modern (Impressionist) painting.

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Elstir

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Character in Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu, the representative of modern (Impressionist) painting.

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Elstir

Edited by Peter France.

in The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

January 1995; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (European). 16 words.

Character in Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu, the representative of modern (Impressionist) painting.

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Choses Normandes

Daniel Karlin.

in Proust’s English

November 2007; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literature. 19038 words.

The ‘sign’ of Englishness, like so much else in the novel, is a double one, its Janus face turned towards vanity and spiritual death, but also towards the salvation of art. This chapter...

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Walking on Stilts

Christopher Prendergast.

in Mirages and Mad Beliefs

July 2013; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 15517 words.

This chapter examines Marcel Proust's use of the term “metaphor” in À la recherche du temps perdu, focusing in particular on a paragraph in which the image of heights is transferred to the...

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What’s in a Comma?

Christopher Prendergast.

in Mirages and Mad Beliefs

July 2013; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 13175 words.

This chapter examines a question, the most important of the skeptic's questions, not only in but for Marcel Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu: is poetic seeing also true seeing, and...

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Lessons in Reading

Adam Watt.

in Reading in Proust's A la recherche

June 2009; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 12999 words.

Through close analysis of a number of scenes (Swann reading a letter addressed to Forcheville, Norpois commenting on the narrator's writing, Elstir ‘reading’ the...

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