The Artist and the Child: An exploration of perspective in Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time

Isaac Hoke

St. John's College, 2020

In my essay I attempted to explore the relationship between childhood and its accompanying perceptual sensitivity and the activity of the artist, specifically in the context of Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time. In what way is the true artist childlike and what does a sincere exploration of our own childhoods lend to our interior lives as adults?

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