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Evil in contemporary French and francophone literature

Author: Scott M Powers
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2011.
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Evil remains a primary source of inquiry in contemporary literature of French expression, even among its most secular writers. In considering French-speaking authors from France, Belgium, the United States, the Maghreb, and Sub-Saharan Africa, this collection delineates a rich international perspective on some of the most disturbing events of our time. Each essay testifies to the urgency expressed in works of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott M Powers
ISBN: 1443825875 9781443825870
OCLC Number: 678476401
Description: 220 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction / Scott M. Powers --
Political violence and/as evil : Sartre's Dirty hands / Cristian Bratu --
The monster within : paradoxical evil and personal identity in the novels of Amélie Nothomb / Beth W. Gale --
Writing what cannot be said : enunciating evil in Latifa Ben Mansour's novels / Bernadette Ginestet-Levine --
The po/ethics of the child testimony : denouncing the evils of genocide in Monénembo's The oldest child / Mamadou Wattara --
Beigbeder's evil personae in Windows on the world : authorial ethics and 9/11 / Marie-Christine Clemente --
Is kindly just kinky? : irony and evil in Jonathan Littell's The kindly ones / Nadia Louar --
Jonathan Littell's The kindly ones : evil and the ethical limits of the post-modern narrative / Scott M. Powers.
Responsibility: edited by Scott M. Powers.

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