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Queneau's Fiction : An Introductory Study - Christopher Shorley

Queneau's Fiction

An Introductory Study

Paperback

Published: 26th January 2012
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Raymond Queneau (1903-76) was an important and influential contemporary of Camus and Sartre and figures among the most significant of modern French writers, though his work is still not widely known in the English-speaking world. He was a poet, translator, publisher and encyclopedist, and also wrote for stage, cinema and concert hall. However his greatest achievement is probably to be found in his fictional works, of which the best known is Zazie dans le Metro. Originally published in 1985, this book was the first full-length general study of Queneau in English. It offers the uninitiated reader a straightforward introduction to his novels and short stories while suggesting to the specialist the possibility of fresh approaches to familiar territory. Separate chapters deal with Queneau's inventive language and style, his varied use of narrative form, the imagined world elaborated in his texts, and the values which underlie them.

Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction
Raw material
Form
The fictional world
Values
In conclusion
Chronology
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521155267
ISBN-10: 0521155266
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 258
Published: 26th January 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.33