Jouir des aubépines : sur quelques pages de Proust et la synesthésie, in Correspondance des sens et perception esthétique: aspects intermédiaux dans l'oeuvre de Marcel Proust

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Enjoying hawthorns: on a few pages of Proust and synesthesia, in Correspondence of the senses and aesthetic perception: intermedial aspects in the work of Marcel Proust

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Verna M. (2008). Rejoicing in the hawthorns: on a few pages about Proust and synesthesia, in Correspondance des sens et perception esthétique: aspects intermédiaux dans l oeuvre de Marcel Proust,. In: UTE FELTEN A CURA DI. Die Korrespondenz der Sinne. Wahrnehmungsästetische und intermediale Aspekte im Werk von Proust. p. 269-283, LEIPZIG: , Wilhelm Fink, ISBN/ISSN: 978-3-7705-4576-6 As suggested by Merleau-Ponty s considerations on the proustian work, the Recherche constitutes an artistic and literary mise en uvre of that same avènement du sens around which the questions of modern phenomenology revolve. For Proust, the dynamics between real experience and linguistic experience is realized through the secular miracle of writing, through style. For the realization of this connection, synesthesia is not only appropriate, but crucial and necessary, being an open trope destined to express the condition of being-in-between typical of feelings. This claim is supported by an analysis of the famous passage of the hawthorn , particularly focusing on three crucial moments for the narration in which an ever more intense prose is obtained through a climax of the senses and of the spirit which tends towards the perfect fusion of the two dimensions thanks to a superb and unseen before use of synesthesia.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Enjoying hawthorns: on a few pages of Proust and synesthesia, in Correspondence of the senses and aesthetic perception: intermedial aspects in the work of Marcel Proust
Original languageFrench
Title of host publicationDie Korrespondenz der Sinne. Wahrnehmungsästetische und intermediale Aspekte im Werk von Proust
EditorsUta Felten
Pages269-283
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • Proust
  • aubépines
  • hawthorn
  • style
  • synesthesia

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