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Proust's Cup of Tea: Homoeroticism and Victorian Culture,9780754605188

Proust's Cup of Tea: Homoeroticism and Victorian Culture

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Edition: 1st
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 6/21/2017
Publisher(s): Routledge
Availability: This title is currently not available.

Summary

Proust's Cup of Tea analyzes Proust's reading of Victorian authors, and studies the ways in which they contributed to his monumental A la recherche du temps perdu. Eells illustrates how Proust made his fictitious painter Elstir into a master of ambiguity, by modeling his works on British art. As Proust aestheticized male and female homosexuality using references to British art and letters, Eells coins the term 'Anglosexuality' to refer to intersexuality represented through intertextuality. Proust's Cup of Tea proves that Victorian culture and homoeroticism form one of the cornerstones of Proust's masterpiece.

Author Biography

Emily Eells is Maitre de conferences in the English Department at the University of Paris, Nanterre, France

Table of Contents

General Editors' Preface vi
List of Plates
vii
Preface ix
Acknowledgements x
Abbreviations xi
Introducing Anglosexuality 1(10)
A Gay English Tea Party
11(23)
Departures from Ruskin
34(28)
A Closeted Reading of the Victorians
62(27)
Writing Double
89(24)
Elstir the `Modern Painter'
113(30)
The Visual Revolution
143(29)
Proust's Phrase-Type
172(27)
Concluding Insights 199(8)
Select Bibliography 207(10)
Index 217

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