Proust among the Nations: From Dreyfus to the Middle East by Jacqueline Rose

By Jacqueline Rose

 Known for her far-reaching examinations of psychoanalysis, literature, and politics, Jacqueline Rose has in recent times became her realization to the Israel-Palestine clash, essentially the most enduring and it sounds as if intractable conflicts of our time. In Proust one of the Nations, she takes the advance of her notion in this concern a level additional, revealing it as a incredibly Western problem.

In a thorough rereading of the Dreyfus affair during the lens of Marcel Proust in discussion with Freud, Rose deals a clean and nuanced account of the increase of Jewish nationalism and the next construction of Israel. Following Proust’s heirs, Beckett and Genet, and a bunch of center japanese writers, artists, and filmmakers, Rose lines the transferring dynamic of reminiscence and identification around the an important and ongoing cultural hyperlinks among Europe and Palestine. A strong and chic research of the accountability of writing, Proust one of the Nations makes the case for literature as a different source for realizing political fight and offers us new how one can imagine creatively in regards to the violence within the heart East.

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Nor, given the army’s final and total climb down, does anything show quite so clearly the price to be paid by an army for its own machinations, cover-up, and self-deception. ”  The army lied. More important, once its prestige and standing had been compromised by the first lie—the wrongful accusation of Dreyfus—to cover its tracks, it became even more Proust among the Nations important for it to lie over and over again. For a nation crushed by its defeat against Prussia in 1870 and the loss, as a consequence, of Alsace Lorraine (home to both Dreyfus and Picquart), the army had to be infallible—“an inexplicable fetishism,” in the words of Lazare.

Compared with the description of Couzon, Proust’s portrayal of Picquart—to whom he devotes a chapter in Jean Santeuil—is a love-affair raised to the pitch of identification. ”  Picquart will also haunt Proust’s future writing, as he lavishes on his person trait after trait which will eventually bedeck the characters of Robert de Saint Loup and Albert Bloch, as well as the narrator of À la recherche.  Picquart’s arrival in the courtroom is flight rather than landing, even while Jean experiences it as a shock, a brute jolt of reality, an unalterable physical fact that does violence (his word) to the version of the colonel he has long coaxed and cherished inside his head.

The Catholic newspapers, the Croix, the Pèlerin, and the Gazette de France, all made themselves the vehicle for anti-Jewish hatred. ”  But that was perhaps too easy. It ignored the extent to which these outbursts were drawing on the underside of other, more civilized, passions. ”  “They are stirring up France,” Zola wrote of the army’s appeal to national sentiment, “hiding behind her legitimate emotions, clamming mouths shut because the heart has been vexed, perverting minds. ”  The image is important.

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