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The Story and the World (Jean Rouaud)

Lucas Hollister

in Beyond Return: Genre and Cultural Politics in Contemporary French Fiction

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786942180
eISBN:
9781789623642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786942180.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines how the ‘return to the story’ has been used to further an anti-modernist agenda and to delegitimize avant-garde or experimental mid-century novelistic aesthetics. Specifically, ... More


Commemoration, monument and identity in Bergounioux, Darrieussecq and Rouaud

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/UPO9781846316791.004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the treatment of the themes of personal and collective commemoration in three French novels. These include Kpélié by Pierre Bergounioux, Le Pays by Marie Darrieussecq and ... More


Littérature-monde and Old/New Humanism

Jane Hiddleston

in Transnational French Studies: Postcolonialism and Litterature-monde

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314834
eISBN:
9781846316265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316265.011
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The littérature-monde movement, described in the 2007 volume Pour une littérature-monde by Michel Le Bris and Jean Rouaud, rejects the neo-colonial undertones of Francophonie as it seeks to ... More


Introduction

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/UPO9781846316791.001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This introductory chapter discusses the themes of this volume: passage, ritual and liminality in contemporary French narrative. This volume examines the works of several French authors including ... 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


(Not) Razing the Walls: Glissant, Trouillot and the Post-Politics of World ‘Literature’

Chris Bongie (ed.)

in Transnational French Studies: Postcolonialism and Litterature-monde

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314834
eISBN:
9781846316265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316265.008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The littérature-monde Manifesto, published in March 2007 by Michel Le Bris, Jean Rouaud, and other writers, deconstructs the French/Francophone binary and calls for ‘world literature in French’. The ... More


Littérature-monde and the Space of Translation, or, Where is Littérature-monde?1

Jeanne Garane (ed.)

in Transnational French Studies: Postcolonialism and Litterature-monde

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314834
eISBN:
9781846316265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316265.014
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Translation occupies a central role in the project of littérature-monde as it does for world literature, littérature mondiale or Weltliteratur. Yet the relationship among these four concepts is not ... More


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