Proust's A La recherche du temps perdu (MLF3073)

15 credits

Proust’s A la recherche du temps perdu (1913-27) is one of the most influential novels of the twentieth century. Idées reçues about it abound: this course gives you the chance to make your mind up for yourself. You will study Proust’s handling of first-person narration and the dimensions of time and memory that structure the book. Proust’s Narrator is eloquent on matters of art and aesthetics, love and loss, jealousy, passion and mortality. You will explore these as well as Proust’s important place in the development of literary modernism. Students taking this course are encouraged to read as much of A la recherche as they can.