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Science and Structure in Proust'sA la recherche du temps perdu$
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Nicola Luckhurst

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780198160021

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198160021.001.0001

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Correspondence Between Art and Science

Correspondence Between Art and Science

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Science and Structure in Proust's

Nicola Luckhurst

Oxford University Press

This chapter reviews the correspondence between art and Proust's science, noting both the metaphoric science of A la recherche and its legislative impulse. In its abundance of metaphor, the text highlights the jostling of disparate frames of reference, yet also desires for itself the stability of law. Proust's science is at once a self-justificatory move in a history of such strategies used by literature to claim for itself the prestige of a lawlike, objective Newtonian science, and also an interrogation of the very basis and justification of a science.

Keywords:   Proust's science, A la recherche, Einstein, Proust's metaphor, Elstir

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