Marcel Proust: À la recherche de temps perdu [Remembrance of Things Past]

(3034 words)
  • Marion Schmid (University of Edinburgh)

Marcel Proust’s monumental À la recherche du temps perdu[In Search of Lost Time] is universally recognised as one of the masterpieces of modernity, a milestone in the study of human consciousness and a revolution in the history of prose writing. Written over more than a decade and considerably altered by the outbreak of World War I and its author’s tragic experience of love and loss, it is a work of formidable complexity, both in its radically new conception of time and narrative and in its penetrating analysis of history, man and society. Classified successively as an “autofiction”, a novel of remembrance, a roman personnel [personal novel] and a …

Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are a member (student of staff) of a subscribing institution (see List), you should be able to access the LE on campus directly (without the need to log in), and off-campus either via the institutional log in we offer, or via your institution's remote access facilities, or by creating a personal user account with your institutional email address. If you are not a member of a subscribing institution, you will need to purchase a personal subscription. For more information on how to subscribe as an individual user, please see under Individual Subcriptions.

Citation:
Schmid, Marion. "À la recherche de temps perdu". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 11 November 2005
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=7168, accessed 29 July 2015.]