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Open Access Images of the Invisible: Composite Photography and Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu

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Composite photography provides a plausible model for Proust's perspective on the related processes of perception and memory. In addition, the function of the composite photographic image in exposing the invisible or in making essence perceptible can be linked not only to Proust's perspective on time and on transience, but also to the revelatory potential of metaphor and art, a potential based in great part on the tension between absence and presence and between invisibility and visibility.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 2008

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  • The Irish Journal of French Studies is an annual international refereed journal published by the Association des Études Françaises et Francophones d'Irlande. Articles in English, French or Irish are welcomed on any aspect of research in the area of French and Francophone culture, society, literature and thought. Articles published within the last two years are available free online to members and may be purchased by non-members. All other articles are available on an open access basis.

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