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Emile J. Talbot

Emile J. Talbot is professor emeritus of French and Comparative Literature at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has published extensively on both French and Quebec literature, with articles appearing in France, Canada, Switzerland, and the United States. His book publications include La Critique stendhalienne de Balzac à Zola (1979), Stendhal and Romantic Esthetics (1985), Stendhal Revisited (1993), and Reading Nelligan (McGill-Queens University Press, 2002). He is currently working on a study of Quebec culture of the 1930s.


Remembrance of Proust Past

Marcel Proust: A Life. By William C. Carter. Yale University Press. $35.00. In the second volume of Proust's In Search of Lost Time, the narrator reflects on whether he really knows Françoise, the family's longtime maid with whom he is in dail [...]