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On Garréta on Proust

Baldwin, Thomas (2016) On Garréta on Proust. French Studies, 70 (1). pp. 33-43. ISSN 0016-1128. (doi:10.1093/fs/knv227) (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

This article explores Anne F. Garréta's engagements with Marcel Proust's 'À la recherche du temps perdu' in 'La Décomposition' (1999). I argue that Garréta's various ‘rewritings’ of Proust's novel supply a new image of the productive tensions between literary works and critical or novelistic approaches to them and simultaneously resist a tendency to reproduce and consume Proust's work as a cultural fetish. In examining Garréta's creation of a series of interfaces with passages in 'À la recherche', I suggest that some readers of 'La Décomposition' encounter a ‘virtual’ text that shares some of the features of both authors' novels but is identical to neither. I also consider the ways in which Roland Barthes's understanding of Proust and of Proust criticism more generally can help us to appreciate the significance of what Garréta has done.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/fs/knv227
Subjects: P Language and Literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > French
Depositing User: Thomas Baldwin
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2016 09:52 UTC
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2020 16:01 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/55749 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Baldwin, Thomas: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8604-2863
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