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Unformatted text preview:music was often pointed out in the whole novel. McParland further explains that music is a metaphor which explains the artistic model by which Proust bases the past as a form of obsession and salvation. Shattuck, Roger. Proust's Way: A Field Guide to in Search of Lost Time . New York, W.W. Norton, 2000. This is literary criticism and reflection that serves as both introduction and academic study of In Search of Lost Time. It begins with an introduction to Proust and his biography. He argues that Romance in Swann's way was described as a stereotype. Shattuck makes Proust's writing extremely understandable. Shattuck breaks down and gives an overview of Swann's way. He goes into depth with art, music and love. Shookman, Ellis. Thomas Mann's Death in Venice: a Reference Guide . Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 2004. Shookman explains in this book the different types of music that Aschenbach heard in Venice; whether it was classical music or the vulgar, burlesque performance. Shookman also describes the Greek gods. So, Dionysus is often associated with music he described him as a passionate, yet was filled with madness, and Apollo associated with a rigid art form.