Swan's Way (2020)

Swan's Way Henri Raczymow Robert Bononno Swan s Way Rarely has anyone taken Swan s Way down a stranger path and never with such intriguing results What begins as a meditation on the fictional identity of the elegant swan of Proust s In Search of Lost
  • Title: Swan's Way
  • Author: Henri Raczymow Robert Bononno
  • ISBN: 9780810119253
  • Page: 319
  • Format: Hardcover
Swan's Way Henri Raczymow Robert Bononno Rarely has anyone taken Swan s Way down a stranger path, and never with such intriguing results What begins as a meditation on the fictional identity of the elegant swan of Proust s In Search of Lost Time becomes, through a series of turns and twists, an ingenious investigation of the character s real life counterpart, Charles Haas Part novel, part essay, part literaryRarely has anyone taken Swan s Way down a stranger path, and never with such intriguing results What begins as a meditation on the fictional identity of the elegant swan of Proust s In Search of Lost Time becomes, through a series of turns and twists, an ingenious investigation of the character s real life counterpart, Charles Haas Part novel, part essay, part literary sleuthing, Swan s Way is a critical tour de force.Through an inspired reading of Proust s text, Henri Raczymow gradually unravels the multiple contradictions of Charles Swann s personality, brought into focus by the fault lines in Proust s narrative method The author traces Swann s evolution and the multiple ways in which his Jewish identity keeps peeping through the veneer of respectability of this sophisticated dandy Through a parallel inquiry into the history of the Jockey Club to which Haas, a Jew, was, like Swann, exceptionally admitted and the transformation of the German Jewish Haas into the fashionable British Swann, Swan s Way evolves into an examination of the question of personal identity and posthumous survival Haas s Jewish identity is the invisible thread that guides Raczymow through the maze of Proust s work, which serves as a backdrop against which fin de si cle French society enacts the ugly drama of anti Semitism Blurring the boundaries between life and fiction, Swan s Way leads the reader ever deeper into the unresolved question of literary and personal character.
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One thought on “Swan's Way

  1. Nicole

    EXCELLENT I have rarely read criticism quite as good as this I recommend it for any Proust M Swann Hass fan A mystery A delight I learned quite a bit and the journey was pleasurable through Raczymow s sharp eye and sound style.

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