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The Sunday of fiction : the modern French eccentric

Author: Peter Schulman
Publisher: West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, ©2003.
Series: Purdue studies in Romance literatures, v. 25.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In a world of increasing conformity, the modern eccentric can be seen as a contemporary hero and guardian of individualism. With this rudimentary notion of the eccentric in mind, this book defines the modern eccentric in twentieth-century French literature by tracing the eccentric's relationship to time, space, and society. While previous studies have focused on the notion of eccentricity in purely formal terms,
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schulman, Peter, 1964-
Sunday of fiction.
West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)605706655
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Schulman
ISBN: 1557532516 9781557532510
OCLC Number: 49415754
Description: xii, 196 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: A la recherche de l'excentrique perdu --
Nineteenth-Century Eccentric Prototypes --
The Anglomane --
The Grand dictionnaire universel --
Le fou litteraire --
The Romantic Adventure Hero --
The Dandy and the Eccentric --
The Decadent Eccentric --
Jules Verne's Eccentric Stationary Travelers --
Fin de Siecle Eccentricity --
The Clinamen: The Discreet Eccentric --
The Swerve --
The Clinamen as a Metaphor for the Eccentric --
Salavin, Duhamel's White-Collar Eccentric --
Monsieur, Toussaint's Modern-Day Salavin --
Echenoz's Eccentric Adventure Hero --
Etaix's Eccentric Suitor --
Des Forets's Eccentric Chatterbox --
Perec's Clinamen: Eccentricity, A User's Manual --
The Eccentric's Universe --
The Sunday of Life --
The Amusement Park --
The Banlieue: An Ex-centered Paradise of Movie Palaces and Cafes --
The Vanishing Pleasures of Everyday Life --
The Eccentric's Reactions to the New World around Us --
Eccentric Space, Eccentric Time: The Eccentric's Hour Glass --
Conclusion: L'excentrique retrouve.
Series Title: Purdue studies in Romance literatures, v. 25.
Responsibility: Peter Schulman.

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Schulman s subtly humorous book on the modern French eccentric is primarily concerned with twentieth-century representations of such fi gures in novels and fi lms and their relationships to others, Read more...

 
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