Marcel Proust Pleasures and Regrets Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Short Story Criticism)


Hodson, W. L. “Proust's Methods of Character Presentation in ‘Les plaisirs et les jours’ and ‘Jean Santeuil’.” The Modern Language Review 57, no. 1 (January 1962): 1962.

Surveys the range of characters in Pleasures and Regrets.

Kingcaid, Renée A. “Thorns among the Roses: Representation and Narration in Proust’s ‘La mélancolique villégiature de Mme de Breyves’.” Cincinnati Romance Review no. 1 (1982): 29-42.

Analyzes the role of representation in Proust’s story “La mélancolique villégiature de Mme de Breyves.”

———. “Plotting the Fetish: Proust's Pleasures and Regrets.” In Neurosis and Narrative: The Decadent Short Fiction of Proust, Lorrain, and Rachilde, pp. 35-74. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1992.

Provides a thematic and stylistic analysis of the short stories in Pleasures and Regrets.

LeSage, Laurent. “Proust and Henri de Régnier.” Modern Language Notes 68, no. 1 (January 1953): 8-13.

Compares Proust’s usage of narrative technique and thematic structure in Pleasures and Regrets to Régnier’s realistic novel La Canne de jaspe.

Paganini, Maria. “Intertextuality and the Strategy of Desire: Proust's ‘Mélancolique Villégiature de Mme de Breyves’.” Yale French Studies, no. 57 (1979): 136-63.

Examines the numerous literary influences on “La Mélancolique Villégiature de Mme de Breyves.”

Additional coverage of Proust's life and career is contained in the following sources published by Thomson Gale: Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction: Biography & Resources, Vol. 3; Contemporary Authors, Vols. 104, 120; Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Vol. 110; Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 65; DISCovering Authors; DISCovering Authors: British Edition; DISCovering Authors: Canadian Edition; DISCovering Authors Modules: Most-studied Authors and Novelists; DISCovering Authors 3.0; Encyclopedia of World Literature in the 20th Century, Ed. 3; European Writers, Vol. 8; Guide to French Literature, 1789 to the Present; Literature Resource Center; Major 20th-Century Writers, Eds. 1, 2; Reference Guide to World Literature, Eds. 2, 3; Twayne's World Authors; Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Vols. 7, 13, 33; and World Literature Criticism.