13.Proust - Marcel Proust Swann's Way CLCS 1102 Wednesday...

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CLCS 1102 Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Marcel Proust Swann's Way
Marcel Proust (1871-1922) “Marcel Proust, a French novelist, essayist, translator and critic best known for 'Á La Recherche du Temps Perdu' (Remembrance of Things Past), his autobiographical novel told mostly in a stream-of-consciousness style, which is considered a pioneer of a modern novel . He started his career writing for several magazines.” k=view&id=136&Itemid=36
Marcel Proust “Proust was born on July 10, 1871, the older of two sons in a wealthy middle-class Parisian family. His father was a well-known doctor and professor of medicine, a Catholic from a small town outside Paris. His mother , a sensitive, scrupulous, and highly educated woman to whom Marcel was devoted, came from an urban Jewish family.” (p. 139)
Marcel Proust When he was nine, Proust fell ill with severe asthma ; thereafter, he spent his childhood holidays at a seaside resort in Normandy that became the model for the fictional Balbec, the setting for a portion of In Search of Lost Time. His asthma interfered with his favorite pastimes: walking in the country and smelling the flowering hawthorns near his aunt's home in Illiers (the fictional Combray, where the novel's protagonist grows up) . In spite of his illness, which limited what he could do, Marcel graduated with honors from the Lycée Condorcet in Paris in 1889.” (p. 139)
Marcel Proust “In 1899 (with his mother's help , since he knew little English), he began to translate the English social and art critic John Ruskin. He did not need to work, since his parents supported him, but he did briefly have a volunteer position at one of France's national libraries; after a few days' work, he went on permanent sick leave” (p. 139)
Marcel Proust His major works : À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time, also Remembrance of Things Past), 1913-1927: Du côté de chez Swann (Swann's Way), 1913 À l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs (Within a Budding Grove or In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower), 1919 Le Côté de Guermantes (The Guermantes Way), 1920/21 Sodome et Gomorrhe (Cities of the Plain Sodom and Gomorrah), 1921/22 La Prisonnière (The Captive or The Prisoner), 1923 La Fugitive Albertine disparue (The Fugitive The Sweet or Cheat Gone or Albertine Gone), 1925 Le Temps retrouvé (The Past Recaptured Time Regained Finding Time Again), 1927 k=view&id=136&Itemid=36
Marcel Proust In Search of Lost Time ( A la recherche du temps perdu , 1913—27): “It is a monumental construction coordinated down to its smallest part not by the progress of a traditional plot but by the narrator's intuition and ' involuntary memory ,' and all external events are presented through the prism of the narrator's experience .” (pp. 138-139)
Swann's Way: Du côté de chez Swann Du côté de chez Swann ( Swann's Way ), 1913
Swann's Way: Du côté de chez Swann A first draft was finished by September 1912, but Proust had difficulty finding a publisher and finally

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