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“It is strange,” Proust wrote in 1909, “that, in the most widely different departments . . . there should be no other literature which exercises over me so powerful an influence as English and American.” In the spirit of Proust’s admission, this engaging and critical volume offers the first comparative reading of the French novelist in the context of American art, literature, and culture. In addition to examining Proust’s key American influences—Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edgar Allen Poe, and James McNeill Whistler—Proust and America investigates the previously overlooked influence of the American neurologist George Beard, whose writings on neurasthenia and “American nervousness” contributed to the essential modernity of the author’s work. An Open Access edition of this work is available on the OAPEN Library.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. List of Plates
  2. p. vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Notes on References and Abbreviations
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Introduction: The Spirit of Liberty
  2. pp. 1-15
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  1. 1: Le Côté de Nev’York, or Marcel in America
  2. pp. 16-63
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  1. 2: The Impossible Possible Philosophers’ Man
  2. pp. 64-111
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  1. 3: A Bout de Souffle
  2. pp. 112-147
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  1. 4: Exquisite Corpses/Buried Texts
  2. pp. 148-194
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  1. 5: Proust’s Butterfly
  2. pp. 195-241
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 242-249
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 250-260
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  1. Image Plates
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781846313875
Related ISBN
9781846311147
MARC Record
OCLC
1138043066
Pages
352
Launched on MUSE
2020-02-01
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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