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The Mottled Screen The Clear Cut Distinction Between Texts Literature And Images Art Has Been Challenged By A Culture Saturated With Television And By An Increased Emphasis On Interdisciplinary Studies From The Viewpoint Of Our Present Culture, The Author Suggests, We Can Now See How Some Of The Great Writers And Artists Of The Past Overstepped The Boundaries Of The Media In Which They Worked The Mottled Screen Studies As An Example Of This Process A Great Literary Work That Cannot Be Confined To Language Alone, Even Though It Consists Exclusively Of Words Proust S Remembrance Of Things PastThe Author Of Reading Rembrandt Beyond The Word Image Opposition, A Widely Acclaimed Study Of Rembrandt S Discursive, Rhetorical, And Narrative Painting, Now Offers A Symmetrical Counterpart To That Study With This Sustained Visual Reading Of Proust S Masterpiece, Pointing Out Its Visual Strategies Of Representation, Fantasy, And Poetic Thought She Focuses On The Narrative And Descriptive Passages, Examining How They Make Us See, Arguing That This Visual Writing Is By No Means A Derivative Writing That Uses Visual Imagery As An Inspiration Or Model Instead, It Is The Writing Of A True VisionBeginning With The Attempts To Emulate Painting, The Book Develops A Proust La Chardin, Working Around Chardin S Painting The Skate, But Only After First Reading Chardin Through Proust Viewing A Chardin With Anxieties And Emulation, Proust Writes In Chardin S Mood When He Sets Up The Mottled Screen As The Metaphor Of Reading Chardin S Appeal To A Wavering, Roving Eye Is Matched By Proust S Uncertain Perceptions, And The Nervous Quality Of The Skate Is Matched By The Famous Passages Recording Proust S Disgust At The Debris Of The Breakfast TableThe Second Part Of The Book Is Devoted To Proust S Use Of Optical Instruments Such As The Magnifying Glass, The Eyeglass, The Telescope To Produce Or Enhance The Visions That Constitute The Raw Material Of His Poetic Imagination These Optical Instruments Guide The Probing Of The Paradoxes Of Seeing Close Up Or At A Distance, The Latter Flattening Out, The Former BlindingThe Final Part Reads The Specifically Photographic Writing That Permeates Remembrance As A Highly Original And Astonishing Contemporary, Almost Postmodern, Poetics The Photographic Shows In The Way Proust S Narrator Frames What He Sees, Contrasts Light And Dark, Zooms In And Out, And Represents Contact Sheets Of Snapshots Rapidly Taken So As To Capture The Most Fleeting Sensations And Visions