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The Cambridge Companion to the French Novel : From 1800 to the Present - Timothy Unwin

The Cambridge Companion to the French Novel

From 1800 to the Present

By: Timothy Unwin (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 28th October 1997
ISBN: 9780521495639
Number Of Pages: 308

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This volume provides a unique and valuable insight into the novel in French over the past two centuries. Essays by acknowledged experts range widely over issues and texts, referring to earlier periods and other genres and literatures where relevant. Theoretical discussion is combined with close reading, and there is a challenging reassessment of major figures and traditional views. All quotations are translated and there is a chronology and guide to further reading, making this an essential working manual for all those interested in modern French fiction.

Note on literary prizes
Note on presentation
On the novel and the writing of literary history
Novels of testimony and the invention of the modern French novel
Reality and its representation in the nineteenth-century novel
Women and fiction in the nineteenth century
Popular fiction in the nineteenth century
Decadence and the fin-de siecle novel
The Proustian revolution
Formal experiment and innovation
Existentialism, engagement, ideology
War and the Holocaust
From serious to popular fiction
The colonial and postcolonial Francophone novel
The French Canadian novel
Gender and sexual identity in the modern French novel
Postmodern French fiction: practice and theory
General bibliography
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ISBN: 9780521495639
ISBN-10: 0521495636
Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 28th October 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.2 x 14.22  x 2.57
Weight (kg): 0.65