• « Proust et l’odeur de son temps »

    Author(s):
    Marisa Verna (see profile)
    Date:
    2023
    Group(s):
    LLC 20th- and 21st-Century French, LLC Francophone, LSL Language and Society
    Subject(s):
    Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922, Odors
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    c21 literature, cognition, smell, style
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/3pp0-4815
    Abstract:
    Until now, critics have shown little interest in the bouquet of aromas and scents that permeate the linguistic fabric of À la recherche du temps perdu , to the point of forming an olfactory (and cognitive) underlay. The aesthetic impact of these odors warrants further investigation, starting with a reconstruction of the “problem of smell” in Proust’s Paris. The treatment of smell in the novel seems, in fact, particularly subversive, against the backdrop of the physical and cultural atmosphere in which the novel was conceived and published. KEYWORDS – smell, sensory culture, breathing, miasma, 1900s Paris
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Journal article    
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    6 months ago
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

    Downloads

    Item Name: pdf revue-dhistoire-litteraire-de-la-france.-3-–-2023-123e-annee-n°-3.-varia-proust-et-lodeur-de-s.pdf
      Download View in browser
    Activity: Downloads: 20