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The Resource Literature, art and the pursuit of decay in twentieth-century France, Timothy Mathews

Literature, art and the pursuit of decay in twentieth-century France, Timothy Mathews

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Literature, art and the pursuit of decay in twentieth-century France
Title
Literature, art and the pursuit of decay in twentieth-century France
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Mathews
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Literature, Art and the Pursuit of Decay, Timothy Mathews examines work by a range of writers and painters working in France in the twentieth century. This illustrated book engages with canonical figures - Guillaume Apollinaire, Marguerite Duras and Jean Genet, Roland Barthes, Pablo Picasso and Rene Magritte - as well as more neglected individuals including Robert Desnos and Jean Fautrier. Mathews draws on psychoanalysis, existentialism and poststructuralism to show how both literature and fine art promote the value of generosity in a culture of anxiety and intolerance. Decay emerges as a surprising ally in this quest because of its ability to undermine intellectual complacency and egoism. Integrating theoretical and material approaches to reading and viewing, Mathews engages with the distinctive features of different literary genres and different types of painting to develop an original history of artistic ambition in twentieth-century France."--BOOK JACKET
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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Mathews, Timothy
Dewey number
944.081
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DC33.6
LC item number
.M33 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in French
Series volume
66
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France
Label
Literature, art and the pursuit of decay in twentieth-century France, Timothy Mathews
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43657089
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xi, 232 pages
Isbn
9780521419703
Lccn
00029262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Literature, art and the pursuit of decay in twentieth-century France, Timothy Mathews
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43657089
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xi, 232 pages
Isbn
9780521419703
Lccn
00029262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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