This paper analyses the duel as a central motive in Marcel Proust’s novel À la recherche du temps perdu. In the novels cycle, it appears that the occasions the men have to fight or to watch a duel help to understand why that violent practice increased during the last decade before the second World War. The practice seems to be monstrous morally and socially.
"Mémoire du duel dans À la recherche du temps perdu,"
Présence Francophone: Revue internationale de langue et de littérature: Vol. 74
, Article 6.
Available at: https://crossworks.holycross.edu/pf/vol74/iss1/6