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Yale French Studies

Author: Richard J. Golsan
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300228899
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Number 133 in Yale French Studies takes a new look at the themes in Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano's work This volume of Yale French Studies offers new perspectives on the work of the 2014 Nobel laureate in literature, Patrick Modiano. Including critical reassessments of themes that have informed, indeed haunted, Modiano's fiction from the outset, this collection of essays places the writer in a variety of new contexts. Topics include explorations of literary and cinematic traditions such as surrealism and film noir, situating Modiano's work among other literatures, the author's fascination with the dark years of the German Occupation, and his troubled relations with his parents.


Author: Nayyirah Waheed
ISBN: 9781494493325
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all of theunsleeping. gold sweeping. poems.i have in my hands.

Everyday Life In Global Morocco

Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253031303
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Following the story of one middle class family as they work, eat, love, and grow, Everyday Life in Global Morocco provides a moving and engaging exploration of how world issues impact lives. Rachel Newcomb shows how larger issues like gentrification, changing diets, and nontraditional approaches to marriage and fertility are changing what the everyday looks and feels like in Morocco. Newcomb’s close engagement with the Benjelloun family presents a broad range of responses to the multifaceted effects of globalization. The lived experience of the modern family is placed in contrast with the traditional expectation of how this family should operate. This juxtaposition encourages new ways of thinking about how modern the notion of globalization really is.

Century Of Locusts

Author: Malika Mokeddem
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803283060
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What first appears as a tiny moving shadow, no bigger than a fly, on the dazzling horizon slowly reveals itself as the grim shape of violence and death; in the destruction left behind?the mother?s broken body, the hidden child, the crying infant?begins the story of wandering and loss, of exile and desolation that sounds all the sad echoes of disappearing Bedouin life. Set in the first half of the twentieth century, Malika Mokeddem?s Century of Locusts combines the magic of exquisitely wrought desert landscapes, the intrigue of Bedouin tales of madmen and poets, and the personal pain of exile and isolation to evoke a way of life destroyed by the scourge of settler colonialism. The book tells the braided tales of those left to resist: a wandering poet and his mute, stricken daughter, Yasmine; the lunatic Majnoun; and Majnoun's murderous sidekick, Hassan, who twitches and squints with malevolence, lurking along the story?s shadowy borders. Rippling ever outward with allusions and echoes, the tale eventually encompasses Algeria?s legendary past, its colonial injustices, and its uncertain future, even as Mokeddem?s poetry and deft touch confer life and hope on the ravaged body of this desert land.

The Wandering Princes

Author: Maria Aragon
ISBN: 1257056980
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In a Disney fairy tales inspired collection of adventures, six young men - the 'Princes' of the title, go out to make lives for themselves and get caught up in all sorts of adventures.

Reflexivity And Revolution In The New Novel

Author: Cecile Lindsay
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The eight novel in Claude Ollier's fictional cycle Le Jeu d'enfant (Child's play/game) are linked by a complex pattern of reccurring characters, structures, situations and passages that form an investigation into the nature and functioning of fiction itself. The principal thread binding the works is a male protagonist who in various guises journeys through alien, threatening environments. Simultaneously, Ollier leads his reader into an exploration of the nature of alien texts that disrupt and undermine the traditional forms and procedures of the novel in an effort to create a revolutionary way of writing and reading fiction.