This title discovers and probes in depth memory phenomena captured in literary works. Using literature as a laboratory for the workings of the mind, this comparative study of writers from Jean Jacques Rousseau to Octavio Paz, including Proust, Breton, Woolf and Faulkner, uncovers valuable material for the classification of the memory process. Nalbantian's interdisciplinary work, involving literature, science, and art, forges a model for dialogue between the disciplines.
SUZANNE NALBANTIAN is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Long Island University. She received her PhD from Columbia University and is a permanent member of its Society of Fellows in the Humanities. A specialist in nineteenth and twentieth-century European literatures, she is the author of The Symbol of the Soul from Hoderlin to Yeats, Seeds of Decadence in the Late Nineteenth-Century Novel, and Aesthetic Autobiography: From Life to Art in Marcel Proust, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf and Anais Nin. She has also edited Anais Nin: Literary Perspectives.