Proust and America: The Influence of American Art, Culture, and Literature on A la recherche du temps perdu (Hardback)
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Proust and America: The Influence of American Art, Culture, and Literature on A la recherche du temps perdu (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 01/12/2007
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"It is strange," Proust wrote in 1909, "that, in the most widely different departments . . . there should be no other literature which exercises over me so powerful an influence as English and American." In the spirit of Proust's admission, this engaging and critical volume offers the first comparative reading of the French novelist in the context of American art, literature, and culture. In addition to examining Proust's key American influences-Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edgar Allen Poe, and James McNeill Whistler-Proust and America investigates the previously overlooked influence of the American neurologist George Beard, whose writings on neurasthenia and "American nervousness" contributed to the essential modernity of the author's work. An Open Access edition of this work is available on the OAPEN Library.

Publisher: Liverpool University Press
ISBN: 9781846311147
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 239 x 163 x 21 mm


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"An ambitious and original book...a work of comparative literature in the proper sense" -Patrick McGuinness, University of Oxford--Patrick McGuinness
"Proust and America? The announced subject seems a little far-fetched, but Murphy's associative readings are well worth attending to."--Peter Brooks "TLS "

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