Category Archives: Proust (Marcel)

Portrait of the Lesbian as a Young Artist

Proust and James Joyce were particularly important in helping Alison Bechdel negotiate her complex relations with her father.

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10 Famous Fetish Objects in Lit

Literature is filled with fetish objects that take on outsized significance to various characters.

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A Judge’s Love Affair with Marcel Proust

Marcel Proust has made Stephen Breyer a better Supreme Court justice.

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The Brave New World of Twitterature

Depending on your point of view, literature reduced to tweets is either comic or horrifying.

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Jane Austen’s Musings on Memory

The minds translates the helter-skelter of events into tidy narratives, often to the detriment of what really happened. Fanny Price in “Mansfield Park” muses on this phenomenon.

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