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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