The essay proposes the analysis of a passage from Proust’s Le Temps retrouvé concerning the last meeting of the hero with M. de Charlus, who is completely transformed by the illness and by the passing of time. The analysis is organised around the different meanings that Proust gives to the word ‘metamorphosis’ : the transformations operated by Time on the body ; Charlus taking the features of other characters ; the continuous alterations in Proust’s tormented writing, from the drafts to the ‘final’ version. The hero needs these manifold metamorphoses to meditate on the ambiguous and baroque ‘show’ of Time’s victims; above all, the author needs them to see his work from the right distance.
|Titolo tradotto del contributo||[Autom. eng. transl.] "A noise of pebbles rolled at the bottom of his words": some notes about M. de Charlus in Le tempsOUND by Marcel Proust|
|Numero di pagine||12|
|Rivista||L'ANALISI LINGUISTICA E LETTERARIA|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2010|