Fin De Mill Naire French Fiction

Author: Ruth Cruickshank
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199571759
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The turn of the millennium in France coincided with a number of tangible crises and apocalyptic discourses, and with the growth of the mass media and global market, further generating and manipulating crisis. In this original, wide-ranging but closely analytical study, Cruickshank establishes a new critical framework with which to respond to the fin de millénaire aesthetics of crisis. Critiquing different theoretical and fictional approaches, shereads the work of four influential writers of prose fiction --- Angot, Echenoz, Houellebecq, and Redonnet. Identifying how their responses to the manipulation of crisis reflect, perpetuate, and challenge late capitalist misogyny and symbolic violence, Cruickshank suggests that the recurrent trope of the turningpoint has both aesthetic and critical potential. Fin de millénaire prose fiction emerges as both problematic and problematizing, bespeaking the need to intervene in political and ethical debates while also demonstrating the enduring agency -- critical and creative -- of literature itself.

Phraseology And Style In Subgenres Of The Novel

Author: Iva Novakova
Publisher: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030237443
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This edited book represents the first cohesive attempt to describe the literary genres of late-twentieth-century fiction in terms of lexico-grammatical patterns. Drawing on the PhraseoRom international project on the phraseology of contemporary novels, the contributed chapters combine literary studies with corpus linguistics to analyse fantasy, romance, crime, historical and science fiction in French and English. The authors offer new insights into long-standing debates on genre distinction and the hybridization of genres by deploying a new, interdisciplinary methodology. Sitting at the intersection of literature and linguistics, with a firm grounding in the digital humanities, this book will be of particular relevance to literary scholars, corpus stylists, contrastivists and lexicologists, as well as general readers with an interest in twentieth-century genre fiction.

Origins And Legacies Of Marcel Duhamel S S Rie Noire

Author: Alistair Charles Rolls
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004359001
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In Origins and Legacies of Marcel Duhamel’s Série Noire Alistair Rolls, Clara Sitbon and Marie-Laure Vuaille-Barcan propose an account of a translation practice that is surprisingly innovative and that counters the myths and received wisdom that have dogged this iconic French series.

Women S Writing In Twenty First Century France

Author: Amaleena Damlé
Publisher: University of Wales Press
ISBN: 1783160411
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Women’s Writing in Twenty-First Century France is a collection of critical essays on recent women-authored literature in France. It takes stock of the themes, issues and trends in women’s writing of the first decade of the twenty-first century, and it engages critically with the work of individual authors through close textual readings. Authors covered include major prizewinners, best-selling authors, established and new writers whose work attracts scholarly attention, including those whose texts have been translated into English such as Christine Angot, Nina Bouraoui, Marie Darrieussecq as Chloé Delaume, Claudie Gallay and Anna Gavalda. Themes include translation, popular fiction, society, history, war, family relations, violence, trauma, the body, racial identity, sexual identity, feminism, life-writing and textual/aesthetic experiments.