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Fables of the Novel : French Literature - Warren Motte

Fables of the Novel

French Literature

Paperback Published: 1st February 2003
ISBN: 9781564782830
Number Of Pages: 241
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Readers of the contemporary novel in France are witnessing the most astonishing reinvigoration of narrative prose since the New Novel of the 1950s. In the last few years, bold, innovative, and richly compelling novels have been written by a variety of young writers. These texts question traditional strategies of character, plot, theme, and message; and they demand new strategies of reading, too. Choosing ten novels published during the 1990s as examples of that trend, Warren Motte traces the resurgence of the novel in France. He argues that each of the novels under consideration here, quite apart from what other stories it tells, presents a?fable?of the novel that deals with the genre's possibilities, limitations, and future as a cultural form.

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"Motte makes an attractive and useful case for the subspecies of modernism: minimalism... We can be grateful for this guidance through the maze toward the lively rewards that exist beyond." - Lee Fahnestock, World Literature Today "Small Worlds has much to offer... Those who sample even a chapter or two are likely to be sufficiently intrigued by Motte's stimulating presentation to want to read the original works." -- John T. Booker, French Review

ISBN: 9781564782830
ISBN-10: 1564782832
Series: French Literature
Audience: General
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 241
Published: 1st February 2003
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 14.7  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.33