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Proust and Signs Gilles Deleuze

Proust and Signs By Gilles Deleuze

Proust and Signs by Gilles Deleuze


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Explores the work of art through Proust's masterpiece, "A La Recherche du Temps Purdu". The author approaches the narrative of Proust's masterpiece, as the apprenticeship of a man of letters. His concern is to come to a deeper understanding of the book and of art itself by tracing the network of signs laid in the text.

Proust and Signs Summary

Proust and Signs by Gilles Deleuze

Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995) was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris VII. He is a key figure in poststructuralism and one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century. In Proust and Signs, Deleuze explores the work of art. He approaches the narrative of Proust's masterpiece, A La Recherche du Temps Purdu, as the apprenticeship of a man of letters. his concern is to come to a deeper understanding of the book and of art itself by tracing the network of signs laid in the text. Admired at its original appearance as an imaginative and innovative study of Proust and as one of Deleuze's most accessible works, this book stands as the writer's most sustained attempt to understand and explain the work of art.

About Gilles Deleuze

Gilles Deleuze was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris VIII. Richard Howard teaches in the School of the Arts at Columbia University, USA. He has also translated works by Barthes, Foucault and Todorov.

Table of Contents

Translator's Note; Preface to the Complete Text; Preface to the 1972 Edition; Works by Proust; Part I: The Signs; 1. The Types of Signs; 2. Signs and Truth; 3. Apprenticeship; 4. Essence and the Signs of Art; 5. Secondary Role of Memory; 6. Series and Group; 7. Pluralism in the System of Signs; Conclusion to Part I: The Image of Thought; Part II: The Literary Machine; 8. Antilogos; 9. Cells and Vessels; 10. Levels of the Search; 11. The Three Machines; 12. Style; Conclusion to Part II: Presence and Function of Madness: The Spider; Notes.

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NLS9780826442789
9780826442789
0826442781
Proust and Signs by Gilles Deleuze
New
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2008-11-13
138
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