Study Guide to Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust

Study Guide to Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust

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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Marcel Proust's Remembrance of Things Past, which scholars have written about more than any other work of the twentieth-century.

As a novel of the early 1900s, Remembrance of Things Past contained evocative metaphors as well as Proust's social comments and criticism of aristocracy. Moreover, the work demonstrated shrewd satire and a mastery of character portrayal. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Proust's classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains:

- Introductions to the Author and the Work
- Character Summaries
- Plot Guides
- Section and Chapter Overviews
- Test Essay and Study Q&As

The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including
essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781645423256
Publisher: Dexterity
Publication date: 07/16/2020
Series: Bright Notes
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 162
File size: 1 MB

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS 1) Introduction to Marcel Proust 1 2) Literary and Philosophical Influences on Marcel Proust 14 3) Involuntary Memory 25 4) Proust's Conception of Metaphor 28 5) Basic Structure 30 6) Significant Places 36 7) The Seven Novels of Remembrance of Things Past 38 8) Three Circles of Characters 114 9) Proustian Artist-Figure as a Forgotten Man 124 10) Analysis of Proust's Style 127 11) Theme of Hidden Vice: Biblical Roots and its Emergence in Modern Literature 132 12) Translation of Proust into English 135 13) Recapitulation: Remembrance of Things Past as an Artistic Unity 141 14) Essay Questions and Answers 146 15) Bibliography 155

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