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by Elisabeth Ladenson

Author: Elisabeth Ladenson
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Cornell University Press; First Printing edition (May 28, 1999)
Pages: 160 pages
Category: Fiction and Literature
Rating: 4.3
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For decades, Elisabeth Ladenson says, critics have misread or ignored a crucial element in Marcel Proust's fiction―his representation of lesbians. Her challenging new book definitively establishes the centrality of lesbianism as sexual obsession and aesthetic model in Proust's vast novel A la recherche du temps perdu. Traditional readings of the Recherche have dismissed Proust's "Gomorrah"―his term for women who love other women―as a veiled portrayal of the novelist's own homosexuality.

For decades, Elisabeth Ladenson says, critics have misread or igred a crucial element in Marcel Proust's fiction-his representation of lesbians

For decades, Elisabeth Ladenson says, critics have misread or igred a crucial element in Marcel Proust's fiction-his representation of lesbians. Her challenging new book definitively establishes the centrality of lesbianism as sexual obsession and aesthetic model in Proust's vast vel A la recherche du temps perdu. Traditional readings of the Recherche have dismissed Proust's Gomorrah -his term for women who love other women-as a veiled portrayal of the velist's own homosexuality.

Proust's Lesbianism book. For decades, Elisabeth Ladenson says, critics have misread or ignored.

by Elisabeth Ladenson. Her challenging new book definitively establishes the centrality of lesbianism as sexual obsession and aesthetic model in Proust's vast novel A la recherche du temps perdu

by Elisabeth Ladenson.

Her book Proust's Lesbianism (Cornell UP, 1999) has been translated into French as Proust lesbien (Epel, trans.

She studied at Paris VII (DEUG, 1981) and the University of Pennsylvania (. 1984) before going on to graduate work at Columbia (. She taught at the University of Virginia from 1992 to 2005. Her book Proust's Lesbianism (Cornell UP, 1999) has been translated into French as Proust lesbien (Epel, trans. Guy le Gaufey, 2004) and into Spanish as Lesbianismo en Proust (Me Cayó el Veinte, trans.

Elisabeth Ladenson is Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Here she sketches the story behind the film adaptation of her first book, Proust’s Lesbianism: I have always been amazed that Hollywood had not until now recognized the tremendous cinematic potential of academic literary criticism. Luckily, Marshal Zeringue has now rectified this by selling Miramax an adaptation of my first book, Proust’s Lesbianism.

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Ladenson scours Proust's early work. and converts the scattered evidence of lesbianism into a genuinely thought-provoking synthesis. Times Literary Supplement). Elisabeth Ladenson has written the sort of book we all dream of writing―a book that figures something out no one has understood before but in a manner so utterly persuasive that afterward its point seems to go without saying. After reading Proust's Lesbianism, the reader says, 'but of course,' to what in all the decades of reading Proust no one had been able to see.

Proust’s Lesbianism (2006). In the LRB Archive: The Virgin and I: the Mancini sisters · 18 December 2008. Someone like Maman: Proust’s mother · 8 May 2008. Madame Proust: A Biography by Evelyne Bloch-Dano, translated by Alice Kaplan. Short Cuts: Autofriction · 20 September 2007.

For decades, Elisabeth Ladenson says, critics have misread or ignored a crucial element in Marcel Proust's fiction―his representation of lesbians. Her challenging new book definitively establishes the centrality of lesbianism as sexual obsession and aesthetic model in Proust's vast novel A la recherche du temps perdu.

Traditional readings of the Recherche have dismissed Proust's "Gomorrah"―his term for women who love other women―as a veiled portrayal of the novelist's own homosexuality. More recently, "queer-positive" rereadings have viewed the novel's treatment of female sexuality as ancillary to its accounts of Sodom and its meditations on time and memory. Ladenson instead demonstrates the primacy of lesbianism to the novel, showing that Proust's lesbians are the only characters to achieve a plenitude of reciprocated desire. The example of Sodom, by contrast, is characterized by frustrated longing and self-loathing. She locates the work's paradigm of hermetic relations between women in the self-sufficient bond between the narrator's mother and grandmother. Ladenson traces Proust's depictions of male and female homosexuality from his early work onward, and contextualizes his account of lesbianism in late-nineteenth-century sexology and early twentieth-century thought.

A vital contribution to the fields of queer theory and of French literature and culture, Ladenson's book marks a new stage in Proust studies and provides a fascinating chapter in the history of a literary masterpiece's reception.