Abstract

Examining the manuscript archives of Proust's In Search of Lost Time, along with the published versions of the novel, I show how Gilberte Swann's profanation of her Jewish father paradoxically constitutes an act of subversive obedience to a Jewish paternal mandate. Freud, whose deferred obedience to a similar mandate has been described by Yosef Yerushalmi, serves as a frame for the essay.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1080-658X
Print ISSN
0026-7724
Pages
pp. 285-310
Launched on MUSE
2005-07-06
Open Access
No
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