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Rerouting: Ça n’existe pas l’Amérique

William Cloonan

in Frères Ennemis: The French in American Literature, Americans in French Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941329
eISBN:
9781789629101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941329.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter discusses a major shift in French novelists’ attitudes toward the United States. While the social critique remains very much in place, there is a new willingness to explore the American ... More


Lydia Ginzburg's Prose: Reality in Search of Literature

Emily Van Buskirk

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166797
eISBN:
9781400873777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166797.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The Russian writer Lydia Ginzburg (1902–90) is best known for her Notes from the Leningrad Blockade and for influential critical studies, such as On Psychological Prose, investigating the problem of ... More


1696: Bringing the Roman to Market

Bethany Wiggin

in Novel Translations: The European Novel and the German Book, 1680-1730

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801476808
eISBN:
9780801460074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801476808.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter pivots around the pseudonymic authorial signature “Talander” and a series of events tied to that name all drawn from 1696. That year was laced with novel events, typical of a decade when ... More


Memoirs of the Life of Henriette-Sylvie De Molière : A Novel

Madame de Villedieu

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226144191
eISBN:
9780226144214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226144214.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Known as Madame de Villedieu, Marie-Catherine Desjardins (ca. 1640–1683) was a prolific writer who played an important role in the evolution of the early modern French novel. One of the earliest ... More


French Edgeland Poetics: Topography and Ecology in Jean Rolin’s Les Événements

Joshua Armstrong

in France in Flux: Space, Territory and Contemporary Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786941787
eISBN:
9781789623239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941787.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

As the natural spaces of the European countryside are increasingly micro-managed and diminished, they lose their timeless pastoral feel and come to serve, rather, as amorphous liminal spaces where ... More


Maps and Territories: Global Positioning in the Contemporary French Novel

Joshua Armstrong

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781786942012
eISBN:
9781789629897
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786942012.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The rapidity of postwar globalization and the structural changes it has brought to both social and spatial aspects of everyday life have meant, in France as elsewhere, the destabilizing of senses of ... More


Introduction

Joshua Armstrong

in Maps and Territories: Global Positioning in the Contemporary French Novel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781786942012
eISBN:
9781789629897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786942012.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Introduction sets out the terrain of the book by signifying a key historical turning point in postwar France (and the West more generally): the spatial crisis of globalized capitalism. The ... More


Ecocritics and Ecoskeptics: A Humanist Reading of Recent French Ecofiction

Jonathan F. Krell

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622058
eISBN:
9781800341319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622058.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Michel Serres and Luc Ferry represent the two opposing views of ecology in contemporary French philosophy. Serres calls for a “natural contract” that would ensure a symbiotic relationship between ... More


Patrick Modiano

Akane Kawakami

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382745
eISBN:
9781786945235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382745.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book is an introduction to the work of Patrick Modiano, the Nobel-Prize-winning French contemporary author. Using a theoretical approach based on the work of Genette and Ricoeur, the study ... More


Conclusion

Joshua Armstrong

in Maps and Territories: Global Positioning in the Contemporary French Novel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781786942012
eISBN:
9781789629897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786942012.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Conclusion summarizes the most prominent aspects of the spatial crisis of globalized capitalism, as these have been encountered in the corpus. It draws parallels between these and current ... More


Conclusion: Writing passage and the passage to writing

in Thresholds of Meaning: Passage, Ritual and Liminality in Contemporary French Narrative

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316661
eISBN:
9781846316791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316791.006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the treatment of the themes of passage, ritual and liminality in contemporary French narrative. It explains that this volume has identified ... More


At death's door: illness, ritual and liminality in Darrieussecq, Lenoir, and Mauvignier

in Thresholds of Meaning: Passage, Ritual and Liminality in Contemporary French Narrative

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316661
eISBN:
9781846316791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316791.002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the themes of illness, ritual and liminality in three French novels. These include Le Mal de mer by Marie Darrieussecq, Le Répit by Helene Lenoir, and Apprendre à fini by ... More


Suicide and saving face in Bon, Mauvignier and Bergounioux

in Thresholds of Meaning: Passage, Ritual and Liminality in Contemporary French Narrative

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316661
eISBN:
9781846316791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316791.003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter analyzes similarities in the construction of themes of three French novels. These include L'Enterrement by Francois Bon, Loin d'eux by Laurent Mauvignier and La Maison rose by Pierre ... More


Retouching the past: family photographs and documents in Rouaud, Bon and Lenoir

in Thresholds of Meaning: Passage, Ritual and Liminality in Contemporary French Narrative

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316661
eISBN:
9781846316791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316791.005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the roles played by the family photograph in three French novels. These include Mécanique by Francois Bon, La Folie Silaz by Helene Lenoir and Loire-Inférieure quintet by Jean ... More


Nathalie Sarraute: A Life Between

Ann Jefferson

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691197876
eISBN:
9780691201924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691197876.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

A leading exponent of the nouveau roman, Nathalia Sarraute (1900–1999) was also one of France's most cosmopolitan literary figures, and her life was bound up with the intellectual and political ... More


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