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The Resource Proust's gods : Christian and mythological figures of speech in the works of Marcel Proust, Margaret Topping

Proust's gods : Christian and mythological figures of speech in the works of Marcel Proust, Margaret Topping

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Proust's gods : Christian and mythological figures of speech in the works of Marcel Proust
Title
Proust's gods
Title remainder
Christian and mythological figures of speech in the works of Marcel Proust
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Topping
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Proust's Gods explores two interweaving networks of imagery which are vital to key thematic areas of Proust's fictional construct. These are Christian and biblical, and classical and mythological, figures of speech." "Proust's metaphorical vision plucks legends and figures drawn from these sources out of their original settings and thrusts them with all their persistent resonances into new and often unlikely contexts. Yet these deliberately incongruous juxtapositions and the sliding scale of tones they produce are also strangely apt, and amongst the richest sources of humorous effects in the novel." "The study also analyses the increasing sophistication of Proust's imagery from his earliest writings onwards, and re-evaluates the role of the largely-ignored Correspondence in his development as a writer. Considered as texts rather than biographical documents, the letters are identified as a flexible stylistic 'stamping ground' and an arena for experimentation for later works."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Topping, Margaret
Dewey number
843/.912
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ2631.R63
LC item number
Z938 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford modern languages and literature monographs
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  • Proust, Marcel
  • Christianity in literature
  • Mythology in literature
Label
Proust's gods : Christian and mythological figures of speech in the works of Marcel Proust, Margaret Topping
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Publication
Note
Originally published as the author's thesis (Ph. D.--University of Oxford, 1998) under the title: Christian and mythological figures of speech in the works of Marcel Proust
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [229]-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43706610
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 244 pages
Isbn
9780198160083
Lccn
00036744
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Proust's gods : Christian and mythological figures of speech in the works of Marcel Proust, Margaret Topping
Publication
Note
Originally published as the author's thesis (Ph. D.--University of Oxford, 1998) under the title: Christian and mythological figures of speech in the works of Marcel Proust
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [229]-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43706610
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 244 pages
Isbn
9780198160083
Lccn
00036744
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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