Proust s Latin Americans

Proust's Latin Americans will be of interest to scholars of modernism, French literature, Proust studies, gender studies, and Latin American studies.

Author: Rubén Gallo

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421413457

Category: History

Page: 280

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Part biography, part cultural history, part literary study, Rubén Gallo's book explores the presence of Latin America in Proust's life and work. The novelist lived in an era shaped by French colonial expansion into the Americas: just before his birth, Napoleon III installed Maximilian as emperor of Mexico, and during the 1890s France was shaken by the Panama Affair, a financial scandal linked to the construction of the canal in which thousands of French citizens lost their life savings. It was in the context of these tense Franco–Latin American relations that the novelist met the circle of friends discussed in Proust's Latin Americans: the composer Reynaldo Hahn, Proust’s Venezuelan lover; Gabriel de Yturri, an Argentinean dandy; José-Maria de Heredia, a Cuban poet and early literary model; Antonio de La Gandara, a Mexican society painter; and Ramon Fernandez, a brilliant Mexican critic turned Nazi sympathizer. Gallo discusses the correspondence—some of it never before published—between the novelist and this heterogeneous group and also presents insightful readings of In Search of Lost Time that posit Latin America as the novel’s political unconscious. Proust’s speculation with Mexican stocks informed his various fictional passages devoted to financial transactions, and the Panama Affair shaped his understanding of the conquest of America in a little-known early text. Proust's Latin Americans will be of interest to scholars of modernism, French literature, Proust studies, gender studies, and Latin American studies.

Proust s Latin Americans

If Latin America represents a utopian ideal of an open identity that can accommodate alterity, then these five ... a very different portrait ofMarcel Proust: a Proust who had a Venezuelan lover; a Proust who speculated in Mexican stocks ...

Author: Rubén Gallo

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421413464

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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Proust's Latin Americans will be of interest to scholars of modernism, French literature, Proust studies, gender studies, and Latin American studies.

Proust s Duchess

Proust ' s Latin Americans . Baltimore and London : The Johns Hopkins University Press , 2014Germain , André . Les Clés de Proust , suivies de Portraits . Paris : Sun , 1953 . Grimaldi , Nicolas . Proust , les horreurs de l ' amour .

Author: Caroline Weber

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307961792

Category: History

Page: 736

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From the author of the acclaimed Queen of Fashion--a brilliant look at the glittering world of turn-of-the-century Paris through the first in-depth study of the three women Proust used to create his supreme fictional character, the Duchesse de Guermantes. Geneviève Halévy Bizet Straus; Laure de Sade, Comtesse de Adhéaume de Chevigné; and Élisabeth de Riquet de Caraman-Chimay, the Comtesse Greffulhe--these were the three superstars of fin-de-siècle Parisian high society who, as Caroline Weber says, "transformed themselves, and were transformed by those around them, into living legends: paragons of elegance, nobility, and style." All well but unhappily married, these women sought freedom and fulfillment by reinventing themselves, between the 1870s and 1890s, as icons. At their fabled salons, they inspired the creativity of several generations of writers, visual artists, composers, designers, and journalists. Against a rich historical backdrop, Weber takes the reader into these women's daily lives of masked balls, hunts, dinners, court visits, nights at the opera or theater. But we see as well the loneliness, rigid social rules, and loveless, arranged marriages that constricted these women's lives. Proust, as a twenty-year-old law student in 1892, would worship them from afar, and later meet them and create his celebrated composite character for The Remembrance of Things Past.

Latin America Economic Imperialism and the State

3 DEPENDENCY REVISITED Philip J. O'Brien Introduction A la Recherche du Temps Perdu M. Proust A revealing aspect about the debate on dependency is what it tells us, not about the past and contemporary situations of the Latin American ...

Author: Christopher Abel

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474241632

Category: Political Science

Page: 560

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Lewis and Able examine the economic relationship between Latin America and the 'advanced' countries since their independence from Spanish and Portuguese rule. They reinterpret the significance of Latin America's external connections through juxtaposing Latin America and the British scholars from different ideological and intellectual backgrounds. This work is of considerable importance in promoting comparative work in development studies of Latin America and the Third World.

The New Novel in Latin America

Politics and Popular Culture After the Boom Philip Swanson, Professor of Hispanic Studies Philip Swanson ... Porque ellos habían leído ( o , al menos , sabían deberían haber leído ) a Proust , a Faulkner , a Joyce , y Pedro Camacho era ...

Author: Philip Swanson

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719040388

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 186

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A critical analysis of Latin American writers from the 1960s to the present reveals interesting insights into the ambiguity of the fiction's break from traditional social realism to a representation of realism which is incomprehensible and paradoxical. Swanson (Hispanic studies, State U. of New York, Albany) examines the "new novel's" inconsistencies, political statements, and postmodern intertextuality through the work of Puig, Vargas Llosa, Cabrera, Infante, Fuentes, Donoso, Sainz, Lispector, and Isabel Allende. Distributed by St. Martin's Press. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Drugs Violence and Latin America

Sedgwick tentatively moves in this direction, signaling the hinge between structures of self and their dialectical annihilation through a reading of habit in Proust: “a banal but precious opiate” that “makes us blind to—and thus enables ...

Author: Joseph Patteson

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030689247



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Marcel Proust and Spanish America

Near the end of this Colombian novel of 1928 , the cry of a fruit vender allows the main character to recover his memories of Paris : " Al dia siguiente de llegar me desperte al grito ritmado de ' Voila les cerises , voila les fraises ...

Author: Herbert E. Craig

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 0838754856

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 443

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"Craig begins by attributing the early introduction of the Recherche to the intimate friendship between Proust and the pianist-composer Reynaldo Halm, who was born in Caracas. He then shows in chapter 1 how literary critics of the principal newspapers and literary magazines of such countries as Venezuela, Argentina, and Chile examined this French text, which we know today as one of the fundamental works of modernism. Shortly thereafter interest in the Recherche spread to Cuba, Mexico, Uruguay, and Colombia. Eventually it would be read in all parts of the New World. Over the years Spanish Americans have continued to write about the Recherche and have published several noteworthy books on it, which are included in the comprehensive bibliography which serves as an appendix."--BOOK JACKET.

Writing Paris

( a subtext ] works like a memory built into the narrative " ( 54–55 ) . ... Martín approaches Paris with the expectations of the city's cultural meanings in Latin America , just as Proust's narrator dreams of Balbec and Venice ...

Author: Marcy E. Schwartz

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791441520

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 182

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Explores Paris as a desired and imagined place in Latin American postcolonial identity, uncovering the city's class, gender, political, and aesthetic resonances for Latin America

Comparative Cultural Studies and Latin America

But what has occurred so far has merely been a prelude ( one hopes ) , with very few real changes having taken place . ... We know our literatures as well as our Proust , Dickens , or Schiller , but they have only the vaguest of notions ...

Author: Sophia A. McClennen

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 155753358X

Category: History

Page: 266

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The genesis of Comparative Cultural Studies and Latin America stems from the contributors' conviction that, given its vitality and excellence, Latin American literature deserves a more prominent place in comparative literature publications, curricula, and disciplinary discussions. The editors introduce the volume by first arguing that there still exists, in some quarters, a lingering bias against literature written in Spanish and Portuguese. Secondly, the authors assert that by embracing Latin American literature and culture more enthusiastically, comparative literature would find itself reinvigorated, placed into productive discourse with a host of issues, languages, literatures, and cultures that have too long been paid scant academic attention. Following an introduction by the editors, the volume contains papers by Gene H. Bell-Villada on the question of canon, by Gordon Brotherston and Lúcia de Sá on the First Peoples of the Americas and their literature, by Elizabeth Coonrod Martínez on the Latin American novel of the 1920s, by Román de la Campa on Latin American Studies, by Earl E. Fitz on Spanish American and Brazilian literature, by Roberto González Echevarría on Latin American and comparative literature, by Sophia A. McClennen on comparative literature and Latin American Studies, by Alberto Moreiras on Borges, by Julio Ortega on the critical debate about Latin American cultural studies, by Christina Marie Tourino on Cuban Americas in New York City, by Mario J. Valdés on the comparative history of literary cultures in Latin America, and by Lois Parkinson Zamora on comparative literature and globalization. The volume also contains a bibliography of scholarship in comparative Latin American culture and literature and biographical abstracts of the contributors to the volume.

Literary Transnationalism s

The location of culture is no longer a mythical, archetypal town that symbolizes Latin America's age-long ... first book of short stories entitled Los días enmascarados (1954) earned him a reproach for a blatantly “Proust-like” style.


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004370869

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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Literary Transnationalism(s) offers a series of reflections on how literary texts move between cultures via translation, adaptation, and intertextual referencing, and enter the field of world literature.