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A study of the evolution of some Proustian themes from Jean Santeuil to A la recherche du temps/perdu

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Bloomer, DC 1960 , 'A study of the evolution of some Proustian themes from Jean Santeuil to A la recherche du temps/perdu', Research Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

Jean Santeuil as the "roman de jeunesse" of Marcel Proust, and an early sketch of episodic events, themes, characters and settings, offers an interesting and informative opportunity to study the genesis of literary motifs, settings, and dramatization of character and event, which appear in their state of finished evolution, saliency of detail, theme, and qualities of characterization, in A la recherche du temps perdu. Jean Santeuil represents a youthful literary effort and unites rudimentary fragments of character presentation, brief chapters of plot and adventure, often without sequence or continuity in theme, which in its unfinished and incomplete state, affords insight into this first sketch of Proust's philosophical and literary themes. It gives an interesting comparison between his earliest thought and ideas of subject and the later mature and polished work of A la recherche du temps perdu.

Item Type: Thesis - Research Master
Authors/Creators:Bloomer, DC
Keywords: Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922
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Copyright 1960 the author - The University is continuing to endeavour to trace the copyright owner(s) and in the meantime this item has been reproduced here in good faith. We would be pleased to hear from the copyright owner(s).

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Bibliography: p.132-134. Thesis (MA)--University of Tasmania, 1960

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