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Charlus/z

Baldwin, Thomas (2014) Charlus/z. Nottingham French Studies (Special Issue: Writing, Reading, Grieving: Essays in Memory of Suzanne Dow), 53 (1). pp. 90-101. ISSN 0029-4586. E-ISSN 2047-7236. (doi:10.3366/nfs.2014.0075) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

In Marcel Proust's Sodome et Gomorrhe, the Baron de Charlus lists Honoré de Balzac's ‘Sarrazine’ (sic) among his favourite works by the author. Through a comparison of Roland Barthes's reading of Balzac's novella in S/Z (1970) and his seminar in 1977 at the Collège de France on what he calls the ‘Discours-Charlus’ (which refers to a weird verbal confrontation between Charlus and Marcel in Le Côté de Guermantes), this article explores what Proust's orthographical slip tells us about his unpredictable Baron. It also considers the extent to which Barthes's reading of Charlus's discourse marks a significant reassessment of the limits of structural analysis.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.3366/nfs.2014.0075
Subjects: P Language and Literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > French
Depositing User: Thomas Baldwin
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2014 11:42 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 10:37 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/41904 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Baldwin, Thomas: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8604-2863
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