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Paralyses : literature, travel, and ethnography in French modernity

Author: John Culbert
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues that the key texts of modernity and postmodernity may be approached through figures and narratives of paralysis: motion is no more defining of modern travel than fixations, resistance, and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Culbert
ISBN: 9780803229914 0803229917
OCLC Number: 555650119
Description: x, 444 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The muse of paralysis --
Horizon of conquest: Eugene Fromentin's Algerian narratives --
Slow progress: Jean Paulhan and Madagascar --
Frustration: Michel Leiris --
Atopia: Roland Barthes --
The wake of Ulysses.
Responsibility: John Culbert.

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"Culbert convincingly shows how in their travel accounts, diverse colonial and postcolonial authors such as Eugene Fromentin, Jean Paulhan, Michel Leiris, Roland Barthes, and Rachid Boudjedra are Read more...

 
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