Marcel Proust: On Art and Literature 1896-1919

Marcel Proust On Art and Literature Beginning with the remarkable essay Contre Sainte Beuve this surprising and stimulating critical collection includes Proust on the contemporary writing of his era on painting and painters and on s

  • Title: Marcel Proust: On Art and Literature 1896-1919
  • Author: Marcel Proust Sylvia Townsend Warner
  • ISBN: 9780786704545
  • Page: 364
  • Format: Paperback
  • Beginning with the remarkable essay Contre Sainte Beuve , this surprising and stimulating critical collection includes Proust on the contemporary writing of his era, on painting and painters, and on such literary masters of the nineteenth century as Tolstoy, Goethe, and Stendhal.

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    1. AcknowledgmentIntroduction, by Terence KilmartinPrologue--Contre Sainte-BeuveMiscellaneous WritingsProust the Critic--Against the young writers of the day--On taste--A history of French satire--A Sunday concert at the Conservatoire--Patriotism and the Christian Spirit--On 'La Bonne Hélène'--Portrait of a writer--Poet and novelist--The wane of inspiration--The artist in contemplation--The creed of artPortraits of Painters--Watteau--Chardin--Rembrandt--Gustave Moreau--MonetProust the Reader--Goe [...]

    2. Proust'un yazmış olduğu en küçük notlar bile onun muhteşem edebi anlatımına sahip. İnanılmaz bir şey bu. Kayıp Zamanın İzinde'de bulunan tüm incelik, denemelerinde, eleştirilerinde, mektuplarında, gezi yazılarında da mevcut. Bir yerlere not ettiği en küçük notçuklar bile derlenip; tüm dünya dillerine çevrilip, kitaplaştırılarak geleceğe taşınmalı.10/8.5

    3. When Proust began writing the essay known as "Contre Saint-Beuve," the piece that anchors this volume, he thought he would wind up as a literary critic. By the end of the essay, he had become the Proust known as author of Remembrance of Things Past. Reading "Contre Saint-Beuve" is a breathtaking view on to the transformation of Proust from the one to the other.Along the way, most of the major themes of the future novel are sketched, together with certain familiar scenes, evocations, and even phr [...]

    4. This book is Proust for the Proust completist, I think. It includes the 'Contre Saint-Beuve' essay, kind of an early 'demo recording' of A la recherche, plus a collection of much shorter pieces on art, creating art, artists. They have been collected and arranged posthumously; there are several places where the translator leaves a blank space [ ] where presumably the original manuscript wasn't legible. For example, the final words of 'The wane of inspiration' are:And they have sat down at the pia [...]

    5. Come on out of the woodworks all you Proustians. This is a mishmash of writings by Proust, somewhat unpublished and somewhat unfinished.However Dude, this is Marcel Proust we are talking about. So it is filled with nuggets of insight and wit, and insights into Proust's creative process, art, literature, aesthetics and passages of recherchepressaging fragments (tea with rusk and no madeleines). And, rather than reading the critical lit, here's the man himself.

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