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European literary immigration into the French language : readings of Gary, Kristof, Kundera and Semprun

Author: Tijana Miletić
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2008.
Series: Faux titre, 313.
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"The critical, emotional and intellectual change which every immigrant is obliged to endure and confront is experienced with singular intensity by immigrant writers who have also adopted another language for their literary expression. Concentrating on European authors of the second half of the twentieth century who have chosen French as a language for their literary expression, and in particular the novels by Romain  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Romain Gary; Agota Kristof; Milan Kundera; Jorge Semprún; Romain Gary; Agota Kristof; Milan Kundera; Jorge Semprún; Romain Gary; Agota Kristof; Milan Kundera; Jorge Semprun; Romain Gary; Agota Kristof; Milan Kundera; Jorge Semprún
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tijana Miletić
ISBN: 9042024003 9789042024007
OCLC Number: 233026208
Description: 372 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction Chapter 1 : Language Chapter 2 : Europa Chapter 3 : Libertinism and Utopia Chapter 4 : Doubling and incest Conclusion Appendix 1 - Plot summaries Appendix 2 - Biographical outlines Appendix 3 - Diagram of relationships in La Montagne blanche Bibliography Index Table of contents
Series Title: Faux titre, 313.
Responsibility: Tijana Miletic.

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"The critical, emotional and intellectual change which every immigrant is obliged to endure and confront is experienced with singular intensity by immigrant writers who have also adopted another language for their literary expression. Concentrating on European authors of the second half of the twentieth century who have chosen French as a language for their literary expression, and in particular the novels by Romain Gary, Agota Kristof, Milan Kundera and Jorge Semprun, with reference to many others, European Literary Immigration into the French Language explores some of the common elements in these works of fiction, which despite the varied personal circumstances and literary aesthetics of the authors, follow a similar path in the building of a literary identity and legitimacy in the new language. The choice of the French language is inextricably linked with the subsequent literary choices of these writers." "This study charts a new territory within Francophone and European literary studies in treating the European immigrants as a separate group, and in applying linguistic, sociological and psychoanalytical ideas in the analysis of the works of fiction, and thus represents a relevant contribution to the understanding of European cultural identity." "This volume is relevant to French and European literature scholars, and anyone with interest in immigration, European identity or second language adoption."--Jacket.

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