Reviewed work(s): Regarding Lost Time: Photography, Identity, and Affect in Proust, Benjamin, and Barthes. By Katja Haustein. London: Legenda. 2012

Aine Larkin*

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In this monograph Katja Haustein discusses the influence of photography on the life-writing of Marcel Proust, Walter Benjamin, and Roland Barthes. The comparative analysis focuses chiefly on the themes of affect and the construction of selfhood through the gaze of the other in their autobiographical texts, and encompasses both their familiar works and less-studied sources.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-229
Number of pages2
JournalModern Language Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015


  • Marcel Proust
  • Walter Benjamin
  • Roland Barthes
  • Photography

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