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Prendergast, Christopher

Overview
Works: 56 works in 227 publications in 2 languages and 9,709 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Portraits 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PQ2631.R63, 843.912
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Most widely held works by Christopher Prendergast
Swann's way by Marcel Proust ( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The narrator interrupts reminiscences about his childhood spent in late-nineteenth-century France to recall the affair which a friend of the family carries on with young Odette de Crecy
The triangle of representation by Christopher Prendergast ( )
8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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In the shadow of young girls in flower by Marcel Proust ( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A new translation of the second volume of "In Search of Lost Time" captures the intricacies and challenges of male and female adolescence and awakening love, based on the narrator's reminiscences about Paris and the Normandy coast
The order of mimesis : Balzac, Stendhal, Nerval, Flaubert by Christopher Prendergast ( Book )
15 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is a challenging investigation of the idea of literary mimesis in the light of contemporary literary theory. Drawing on a range of theoretical perspectives developed in and around the work of Barthes, Kristeva, Genette and Derrida, Dr Prendergast explores approaches to the concept of mimesis and relates these to a number of narrative texts produced in the period which literary history familiarly designates as the age of realism: Balzac's Illusions Perdues and Splendeurs et Misères des Courtisanes, Stendhal's Le Rouge et le Noir, Nerval's Sylvie and Flaubert's L'Education Sentimentale
Balzac : fiction and melodrama by Christopher Prendergast ( Book )
7 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sodom and Gomorrah by Marcel Proust ( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Sodom and Gomorrah takes up for the first time the theme of homosexual love - male and female - and dwells on how destructive sexual jealousy can be for those who suffer it. Proust's novel is also an unforgiving analysis of both the decadent high society of Paris and the rise of a philistine bourgeoisie that is on the way to supplanting it. Characters who had lesser roles earlier now reappear in a different light and take center stage, notably Albertine, with whom the narrator believes he is in love, and the insanely haughty Baron de Charlus."--BOOK JACKET
Spectacles of realism : body, gender, genre by Margare Cohen ( Book )
8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Despite rumors of its demise in literary theory and practice, realism persists. Why this is, and how realism is relevant to current interdisciplinary debates in gender studies and cultural studies, are the questions underlying Spectacles of Realism. With particular reference to nineteenth-century French culture, the contributors explore the role realism has played in the social construction of gender and sexuality
The Guermantes way by Marcel Proust ( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After the relative intimacy of the first two volumes of In Search of Lost Time, The Guermantes Way opens up a vast, dazzling landscape of fashionable Parisian life in the late nineteenth century, as the narrator enters the brilliant, shallow world of the literary and aristocratic salons. Both a salute to and a devastating satire of a time, place, and culture, The Guermantes Way defines the great tradition of novels that follow the initiation of a young man into the ways of the world
Nineteenth-century French poetry : introductions to close reading by Christopher Prendergast ( Book )
10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cultural materialism : on Raymond Williams by Christopher Prendergast ( Book )
9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Widely regarded as one of the founding figures of international cultural studies, Raymond Williams is of seminal importance in rethinking the idea of culture. In tribute to his legacy, this edited volume is devoted to his theories of cultural materialism and is the most substantial and wide-ranging collection of essays on his work to be offered since his death in 1988
Paris and the nineteenth century by Christopher Prendergast ( Book )
16 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and German and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The classic Sainte-Beuve and the nineteenth-century culture wars by Christopher Prendergast ( Book )
14 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Focusing on a moment and a source in nineteenth-century France, Christopher Prendergast takes up a big question that is still with us: What is a classic?"--BOOK JACKET
The fourteenth of July by Christopher Prendergast ( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Napoleon and history painting : Antoine-Jean Gros's La Bataille d'Eylau by Christopher Prendergast ( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a resolutely interdisciplinary book: drawing on perspectives from political thought and history, military theory and practice, and art history, it centres on the work of the painter, Antoine-Jean Gros, and his controversial painting, La Bataille d'Eylau
Debating world literature ( Book )
11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mirages and mad beliefs : Proust the skeptic by Christopher Prendergast ( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marcel Proust was long the object of a cult in which the main point of reading his great novel In Search of Lost Time was to find, with its narrator, a redemptive epiphany in a pastry and a cup of lime-blossom tea. We now live in less confident times, in ways that place great strain on the assumptions and beliefs that made those earlier readings possible. This has led to a new manner of reading Proust, against the grain. In Mirages and Mad Beliefs, Christopher Prendergast argues the case differently, with the grain, on the basis that Proust himself was prey to self-doubt and f
The HarperCollins world reader ( Book )
7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Giving students the whole world in literature is a good place to start. And for that to happen, you need the right literature anthology- an anthology like The HaperCollins World Reader
Eugénie Grandet by Honoré de Balzac ( Book )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Grandet household, oppressed by the exacting miserliness of Grandet himself, is jerked violently out of routine by the sudden arrival of Eugénie's cousin Charles, recently orphaned and penniless. Eugénie's emotional awakening, stimulated by her love for her cousin, brings her into direct conflict with her father, whose cunning and financial success are matched against her determination to rebel." - Back cover
For the people by the people? : Eugène Sue's Les mystères de Paris : a hypothesis in the sociology of literature by Christopher Prendergast ( Book )
7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The way by Swann's by Marcel Proust ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Prendergast, C. A. (Christopher A.)
Prendergast Christophe
Languages
English (167)
German (1)
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