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Décalage Permanent: Jean-Philippe Toussaint’s Fuir

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/9781786942012.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter turns to Jean-Philippe Toussaint’s Fuir [Running Away] (Prix Médicis, 2005), which takes place in the overcrowded and fever-pitched territories of industrial hubs of Shanghai and Beijing ... 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


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