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Postcolonial Duras : cultural memory in postwar France

Author: Jane Bradley Winston
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Taking an innovative approach, Jane Winston transforms our understanding of Marguerite Duras and a crucial swath of twentieth-century French literary and cultural history by examining each through the lens of the other. This is the first book to read Duras in relation to colonial education, colonial propaganda, the postwar radicalization of left-wing intellectuals in France, and the work of artists of the African  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Marguerite Duras; Marguerite Duras; Marguerite Duras; Marguerite Duras; Marguerite Duras; Marguerite Duras; Marguerite Duras
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Bradley Winston
ISBN: 0312240007 9780312240004 0333737881 9780333737880
OCLC Number: 46976729
Description: xii, 254 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The Rise of the Spectacle: Critical Practice in a Modern Age, 1950-1958 --
Going International: Creoles, Criticism, and the French Colonial Subject, 1960-1996 --
Rationalizing Empire: Scientific Management, Colonial Education, and Cultural Placing --
Holocaust and Revolution: Communist Ethics, Lol V. Stein, and La Douleur --
Transatlantic Connections: Wright's Black Boy and Duras's Colon Girl --
Diaspora and Cultural Displacement: Linda Le and Tran Anh Hung.
Responsibility: Jane Bradley Winston.
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"Taking an innovative approach, Jane Winston transforms our understanding of Marguerite Duras and a crucial swath of twentieth-century French literary and cultural history by examining each through the lens of the other. This is the first book to read Duras in relation to colonial education, colonial propaganda, the postwar radicalization of left-wing intellectuals in France, and the work of artists of the African American and Francophone Vietnamese diasporas. Postcolonial Duras is required reading for scholars of Duras, literary and cultural studies, diaspora studies, African American and Asian studies, postcolonial and transnational studies, feminist theory, and gender studies."--Jacket.

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