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Fin de millénaire French fiction the aesthetics of crisis

Author: Ruth Cruickshank
Publisher: Oxford Oxford Univ. Press 2009.
Series: Oxford modern languages and literature monographs; Oxford Scholarship Online
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English
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In this closely analytical study, Cruickshank reads the work of four influential writers of prose fiction - Angot, Echenoz, Houellebecq, and Redonnet - in the context of the turn of the millennium in France, which coincided with a number of tangible crises and apocalyptic discourses, and with the growth of the mass media and global market.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Cruickshank
ISBN: 9780199571758 0199571759
OCLC Number: 608488630
Notes: Gesehen am: 05.10.2009.
Description: 304 S.
Contents: Introduction ; 1. Crisis, critical perspectives, and fin de millenaire prose fiction ; 2. Jean Echenoz: problematic patterns and symbolic violence ; 3. Michel Houellebecq: ideological challenge and precipitating crisis ; 4. Christine Angot: trauma, transgression, and the write to reply ; 5. Marie Redonnet: resistance, barbarism, and self-satisfied contemplation ; Conclusion ; Chronology of 1990s France ; Suggestions for further reading
Series Title: Oxford modern languages and literature monographs; Oxford Scholarship Online
Responsibility: Ruth Cruickshank.

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To prepare for the discussion of these writers she begins with a brilliantly informed analysis of the 'long twentieth-century', concentrating on the last twenty years. She engages with the major Read more...

 
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