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Childhood as Memory, Myth and Metaphor
Proust, Beckett, and Bourgeois




ISBN 9781907975394
Published January 24, 2013 by Routledge
204 Pages

 
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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

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