Incluye referencias bibliográficas e índice (p. 99-103). CONTENIDO: Proust and Time Embodied: Time and timelessness. Psychic time as a space of reconciliation. Plants and seeds: the vocation. The dead mother. A crucial episode. Love is anguish, anguish is the putting to death. of whom?. The governess: a daughter and a mother. Sublimation/profanation.Accident, ageing and war: In Search of Madeleine. Stage 1: just a 'luminous patch' .Stage 2: the metamorphosis of the dead. Stage 3: I have the luck to taste a Madeleine. Stage 4: incest and silence. the disappearance of two women's names. Stage 5: an exquisite pleasure without origin. Stage 6: desire and the visible. Stage 7: a substitution quietens the effervescence. Aunt Leonie in place of Mamma. Stage 8: memory is a cascade of spatial metaphors. Apologia for Metaphor: 'To draw forth from the shadow what I had merely felt' . Omnipresent analogy. Doublet and transsubstantiation. 'As long as there is none of that, there is nothing'. Metamorphic adventures of the Vinteuil 'little phrase'. Metonymy and the narrative framework. In depth: surgeons and X-ray operators. The essence of the world crumbles into images. Proust as Philosopher: 'Ideas come to us as the successors to griefs'. Being as will and society as hypnosis.