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“A la Recherche du temps perdu: Impressionism in Literature”

Dublin Core

Title

“A la Recherche du temps perdu: Impressionism in Literature”

Subject

Merrill, James, 1926-1995

Description

“A la Recherche du temps perdu: Impressionism in Literature” was James Merrill's senior thesis on Proust from Amherst, 1946. At 106 pages, it is by far Merrill's longest piece of literary criticism and his most scholarly production. Merrill discovered Proust as a freshman and he immediately became an obsession. Proust's themes of memory and turning one's life into art would directly inspire Merrill's entire poetic oeuvre. Included here are the first seventeen pages.

Creator

Merrill, James

Source

James Merrill Papers (MSS083) - Box 142, Folder 3725

Date

Circa 1946

Relation

Series_IV_Manuscripts
Exhibit Cases 1-2: Love and Money
James Merrill: Life and Art, pp. 81-3, 102

Format

17 leaves. Recto and verso.
17 jpegs. 600 ppi

Language

English

Type

Manuscript

Identifier

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Rights Holder

Washington University in St. Louis

Citation

Merrill, James, ““A la Recherche du temps perdu: Impressionism in Literature” ,” WUSTL Digital Gateway Image Collections & Exhibitions, accessed September 16, 2021, https://omeka.wustl.edu/omeka/items/show/12670.