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Memory

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The failings of Proust’s other kind of memory, voluntary memory, are very much to the fore in the novel; indeed, failure seems to be its principal characteristic. Proust’s most sustained and systematic discussion of memory comes right at the start of In Search of Lost Time in the run-up to the madeleine episode, where the Narrator explains his theory of voluntary and involuntary memory. Involuntary memory restores past experience to the present mind in a way that not only spans the gap of yea...

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10.4324/9780429341472-13

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
Sub department:
French
Oxford college:
Somerville College
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Author

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Editor
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Editor
Publisher:
Routledge
Host title:
The Proustian Mind
Series:
Routledge Philosophical Minds
Chapter number:
9
Pages:
149-160
Place of publication:
London
Publication date:
2022-12-30
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EISBN:
9780429341472
Language:
English
Subtype:
Chapter
Pubs id:
1277882
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pubs:1277882
Deposit date:
2022-09-07

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