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Black socks, green threads: On Proust and the hermeneutics of inversion
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Aesthetics.
2014 (English)In: The Cambridge History of Gay and Lesbian Literature / [ed] E. L. McCallum & Mikko Tuhkanen, Cambridge University Press, 2014, p. 344-362Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

We all know what Proust’s novel is about. A tale of quest and long-delayed discovery, A la recherche du temps perdu (1913-27) is an artist’s novel where the narrator aspires to become a writer and eventually decides to write… an artist’s novel. It takes him a long time to arrive at that point. We have to read close to three thousand pages of Remembrance of Things Past before the narrator finally finds his material - himself and his past life. In the final volume, the grand design becomes apparent. If we look at Proust’s novel from another angle, a different scenario comes into view. We realize that the narrator, as a writer in waiting, must hold back. He must resist. He must delay, postpone, persevere - or else the climax would come early. In volume after volume, he sounds his fears that he’ll never succeed at becoming a writer, much less acquire artistic recognition. As he must. To be sure, some way into the novel he gets a piece of writing accepted for publication in the pages of Le Figaro. When he sees it in print, he is ecstatic; after all, it is his debut as writer.

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Cambridge University Press, 2014. p. 344-362
Keywords [en]
homophobia, Gothic novel, Carmilla, The Monk, homosexuality
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General Literature Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-35894DOI: 10.1017/CHO9781139547376.024Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84953898302ISBN: 9781139547376 ISBN: 9781107035218 OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-35894DiVA, id: diva2:1232078
Available from: 2018-07-10 Created: 2018-07-10 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved

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