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Mirages and Mad Beliefs:
Proust the Skeptic
Christopher Prendergast

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"Through exemplary close reading and remarkable attention to textual detail, this book offers a high-powered critical argument that essentially pits Proust against himself--the romantic aesthete against the ironic doubter, the writer who conquers time against the one who understands how thoroughly lost it can be. This work will challenge and alter many current readings of Proust and, by implication, other writers."--Michael Wood, Princeton University

"In Mirages and Mad Beliefs, Prendergast identifies a skeptical strain in Proust's writing marking the novelist's resistance to his own apparent beliefs. This is the work of a major critic at the top of his game: witty, profound, and highly readable, while meeting top standards of scholarship in its display of erudition and respect for sources. It deserves to be widely read."--Michael Sheringham, University of Oxford

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