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Genet's chant d'amour and the Lives of the Heroes

Ann Jefferson

in Biography and the Question of Literature in France

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199270842
eISBN:
9780191710292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270842.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Against the grain of the many autobiographically based readings of Genet, this chapter presents his prose writing (esp. Miracle de la rose, Notre-Dame-des Fleurs, Journal du voleur) as a series of ... More


History and fiction: the trials of separation and reunion

Brian Hamnett

in The Historical Novel in Nineteenth-Century Europe: Representations of Reality in History and Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695041
eISBN:
9780191732164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695041.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Even historical novelists such as Vigny and Manzoni questioned the validity of this type of novel, on the grounds that fact and invention were incompatible. As historians began to claim that their ... More


Bottling Niagara

Christopher Reid

in Imprison'd Wranglers: The Rhetorical Culture of the House of Commons 1760-1800

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199581092
eISBN:
9780191745621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581092.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, European Literature

This chapter looks closely at the work of parliamentary reporters at a time when reporting practices were unusually fluid and diverse. Questioning the conventional distinction between the ... More


Maps of Frenchness: Between Self-Invention and Delusion

Oana Panaïté

in The Colonial Fortune in Contemporary Fiction in French

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781786940292
eISBN:
9781786944290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940292.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Stemming from different engagements with the colonial past and its postcolonial avatars, and presenting contrasting views of the colonial fortune, the works of Marie NDiaye and Stéphane Audeguy lay ... More


The Keeper of Ruins

Gesualdo Bufalino

in Italian Tales: An Anthology of Contemporary Italian Fiction

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095302
eISBN:
9780300129694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095302.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter focuses on the first of Gesualdo Bufalino's four late modern variations on a neoclassical view: the Italian landscape with ruins. In Bufalino's story, a nocturnal invention ... More


Photography and Fetishism in L′amant

Alex Hughes

in Revisioning Duras: Film, Race, Sex

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235460
eISBN:
9781846313943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235460.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the roles of photography, photographic invention, and fetishism in Marguerite Duras's autobiographical novel L'amant, which features a récit that derives its impetus from a ... More


A Tale Blazed Through Heaven: Imitation and Invention in the Golden Age of Spain

Oliver J. Noble-Wood

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198707356
eISBN:
9780191778629
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198707356.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book analyses the reception of the classical tale of Mars, Venus, and Vulcan in the literature and painting of the Golden Age of Spain. The five chapters assess how Spanish poets and painters ... More


The Unpremeditated and Accidental Philosopher

Warren Boutcher

in The School of Montaigne in Early Modern Europe: Volume One: The Patron Author

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198123743
eISBN:
9780191829437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198123743.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

Chapter 5 shows in detail how the material and social process of collecting and using verbal artefacts indexed—for early modern participant-observers—both internal discourse (the cognitive operations ... More


Transnational Cervantes: Text, Performance, and Transmission in the World of Don Quixote

Warren Boutcher

in Seventeenth-Century Fiction: Text and Transmission

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198737261
eISBN:
9780191800740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737261.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Before the emergence of the nationalized traditions of the novel in the later eighteenth century, a whole range of fictional novelties were constantly being reinvented from older forms and sources, ... More


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