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The Absolute Novel Proust on Lost Time

  • Barry StockerEmail author
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Abstract

Marcel Proust’s river novel, In Search of Lost Time, is considered as anovel of absolutes as advocated by the Romantics. The consideration of Proust both as a philosophically interested writer and as the object of an enormous amount of philosophical attention. How Proust’s transcendental aesthetic subjectivity connects with historical, national and European consciousness through memory. His place in the history of literature and how he writes as someone located in the history of literature always concerned with other kinds of history. The specific place of his writing in Third Republic France and the political interpretation of this include the movement from aristocratic to democratic worlds.

Keywords

Marcel Proust In Search of Lost Time National literature European literature French history Aesthetic subjectivity Memory and consciousness 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Istanbul Technical UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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