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The Material Object in the Work of Marcel Proust

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Tom Baldwin

Contents: Critics and Proust’s objects – The literary influences on Proust’s way with objects – Proust’s taste in objects: from the natural to the man-made – The role of ‘simple’ objects and pictured objects – The creation of a distance between subject and object – The use of ‘material’ and ‘matter’ in À la recherche du temps perdu – The use of ‘surface’ in À la recherche du temps perdu.