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A self-conscious art : Patrick Modiano's postmodern fictions

Author: Akane Kawakami
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2000.
Series: Modern French writers, 5.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Self-Conscious Art is the first full-length study in English to attempt to deal with the formal complexities of Modiano?s work, by reading?against the grain? of his self-professed ingenuousness. A detailed examination of his narratives shows the deeply postmodern nature of his writing. Parodying precursors such as Proust or the nouveau romanciers, his narratives are built around a profound lack of faith in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Kawakami, Akane.
Self-conscious art.
Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2000
(DLC) 2001411468
(OCoLC)46544646
Named Person: Patrick Modiano; Patrick Modiano; Patrick Modiano; Patrick Modiano; Patrick Modiano; Patrick Modiano
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Akane Kawakami
ISBN: 9781846314025 184631402X 9781781388372 1781388377
OCLC Number: 276174098
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (166 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Title Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1: Degree Zero Voices: The Empty Narrator; 2: Disorderly Narratives: The Order of Narration; 3: Unreal Stories: The 'effet d'irreel'; 4: Being Serious: Modiano's Use of History; 5: Being Playful: Parody and Disappointment; 6: Being Popular: The Modiano Novel; Notes to Introduction; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Modern French writers, 5.
Responsibility: Akane Kawakami.

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A Self-Conscious Art is the first full-length study in English to attempt to deal with the formal complexities of Modiano's work, by reading `against the grain' of his self-professed ingenuousness.  Read more...

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