Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Sodom and GomorrahIn Search of Lost Time, Volume 4$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Marcel Proust and William C. Carter

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9780300186208

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2022

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300186208.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM YALE SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.yale.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Yale University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in YSO for personal use.date: 05 July 2022

The Intermittencies of the Heart

The Intermittencies of the Heart

(p.167) The Intermittencies of the Heart
Sodom and Gomorrah

Marcel Proust

, William C. Carter
Yale University Press

This chapter elaborates more on the Narrator's second arrival at Balbec. It highlights the desires that made him come to Balbec this time spring from a different source: his discovery that the Verdurins have rented La Raspelière, one of the Cambremers' châteaux, and expect a visit from some of the faithful and Mme Putbus and her chambermaid. The chapter reflects on the Narrator's profound grief and guilt — recalling the last days of his grandmother's life. The role of pity. It then argues that the The Intermittencies of the Heart, was so important to Marcel Proust that he considered using it as the general title of the novel in 1912, when he still envisaged a work of two volumes.

Keywords:   Balbec, Verdurins, La Raspelière, Mme Putbus, grandmother, The Intermittencies of the Heart, Marcel Proust

Yale Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.