نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
دانشیار زبان و ادبیات فرانسه دانشگاه آزاد واحد تهران مرکزی
عنوان مقاله [English]
One of the main themes of Proust’s In Search of Lost Time is that of love and it can be claimed that other themes in the novel take on meaning in their relation to this central theme. Even though in the analysis of love that he presents in this work Proust has been influenced by Stendhal’s insights in his work On Love – and naturally there are common points between the two views – we should not ignore the basic difference that distinguishes them. This difference can be grasped through the difference between two conceptions of consciousness: first, a classical conception which is based on Descartes’ interpretation of consciousness, and the other a modern one which is connected to Merleau-Ponty’s understanding, among others. Presenting these two conceptions and introducing Proust’s analysis of love by comparing it with Stendhal’s insights, the present study will demonstrate the ways in which these different conceptions of consciousness can help us in analysing the essential and fundamental difference between Proust’s and Stendhal’s analyses of love.