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Claude Simon: A Retrospective

Jean H. Duffy and Alastair Duncan (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780853238577
eISBN:
9781781380499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238577.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book celebrates the work of the French Nobel prize-winning novelist Claude Simon. Scholars from France, Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom reconsider the fifty years of Simon's ... More


The Garden of Forking Paths: Intertextuality and Le Jardin des Plantes

Mary Orr

in Claude Simon: A Retrospective

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780853238577
eISBN:
9781781380499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238577.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter evaluates Claude Simon's Le Jardin des Plantes in comparison with Borges' The Garden of Forking Paths. It offers a literary criticism of Le Jardin des Plantes, and illustrates the inter- ... More


Introduction: The Critical Reception of Claude Simon since the 1960s

Jean H. Duffy and Alastair Duncan

in Claude Simon: A Retrospective

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780853238577
eISBN:
9781781380499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238577.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This Introduction introduces Claude Simon and his literary creations in the span of sixty years, starting from 1941 when Tricheur was published. The Introduction notes that the chapters in this book ... More


Truth, Verbiage and Ecriture in Le Jardin des Plantes

Jean H. Duffy

in Claude Simon: A Retrospective

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780853238577
eISBN:
9781781380499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238577.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter analyses the correlation of Claude Simon's Le Jardin des Plantes to Nicholas Poussin's painting The Plague at Ashdod. The chapter focuses on the thematic similarities of the painting and ... More


Instant Replays: The Reintegration of Traumatic Experience in Le Jardin des Plantes

Celia Britton

in Claude Simon: A Retrospective

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780853238577
eISBN:
9781781380499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238577.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter offers a literary criticism of Claude Simon's Le Jardin des Plantes. It discusses Simon's textual representation of the painful war scene and the integration of the other memories in his ... More


The Dynamics of Conflict in the Novels of Claude Simon

J. A. E. Loubère

in Claude Simon: A Retrospective

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780853238577
eISBN:
9781781380499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238577.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses Claude Simon's La Route des Flanders, which is a compelling story about the horrors of war. The chapter also notes that the sexual theme is connected to the war theme and ... More


Supplementary Organs: Media and Machinery in the Late Novels of Claude Simon

Wolfram Nitsch

in Claude Simon: A Retrospective

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780853238577
eISBN:
9781781380499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238577.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter evaluates the writings of Claude Simon as technology becomes a significant aspect in his themes and figurative language. It points out that Simon presents technology as vital but also ... More


Satire, Burlesque and Comedyin Claude Simon

Alastair Duncan

in Claude Simon: A Retrospective

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780853238577
eISBN:
9781781380499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238577.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter offers a literary criticism of Claude Simon's Le Jardin des Plantes. It analyses the writings of Simon in the comedy genre as well as in burlesque and satire. The chapter further notes ... More


A partir du Jardin des Plantes: Claude Simon's Recapitulations

David Ellison

in Claude Simon: A Retrospective

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780853238577
eISBN:
9781781380499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238577.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter offers a literary criticism of Claude Simon's Le Jardin des Plantes. It evaluates the brutal facts and personal recollections of Simon about the war in his writings as he challenges his ... More


(In)Commensurabilities: The Childhood of Events and the Shock of Encounter in Claude Simon

Mária Minich Brewer

in Claude Simon: A Retrospective

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780853238577
eISBN:
9781781380499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238577.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter offers a literary criticism of Claude Simon's Le Jardin des Plantes. It discusses the depiction of characters in the novel as well as the themes and the figurative representation of ... More


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