This book discusses the interrelation between Francoise's malapropisms in Proust and the erudite allusions of Stephen's interior monologue in Joyce. It provides interconnected close readings of socio-political debate, listening processes, gossip, internalized debate, and misunderstandings.
Introduction Part I: Internalized Dialogue 1. The Soul and the Subconscious 2. Discours intérieur, Voices, and the Writer's Voice 3. In between Selves 4. Words with Albertine: Lying, Repression, Body Language, and (Psychoanalytic) Listening Part II: Social Discourse 5. Scrapbook Collage Montage Bricolage 6. Talk, Art, and High Society: Salons in Proust 7. Epilogue 8. Conclusion