Childhood as Memory, Myth and Metaphor: Proust, Beckett, and Bourgeois, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Childhood as Memory, Myth and Metaphor

Proust, Beckett, and Bourgeois, 1st Edition

By Catherine Crimp

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204 pages

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Description

This book explores what Louise Bourgeois, Samuel Beckett, and Marcel Proust show us, through representations of childhood, about the separate worlds that art and literature create. It discusses the key terms—myth, metaphor and memory—as concepts that the works question and reinvent.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The Inner Child and the Inner Artist: From Cliché to Compulsion 2. Cells, Cylinders and Cork-Lined Rooms: Confining Childhood Memories 3. Childish Things: Childhood Objects in Text and Space 4. Memory and Metamorphosis 5. Minimal Figures 6. Conclusion

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / General
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism
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LITERARY CRITICISM / General