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The Resource Paths to contemporary French literature, John Taylor

Paths to contemporary French literature, John Taylor

Label
Paths to contemporary French literature
Title
Paths to contemporary French literature
Statement of responsibility
John Taylor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Although the great French novelists of the last two centuries are widely read in America, there is a widespread notion that little of importance has happened in the French literature since the heyday of Sartre, Camus, and the nouveau roman. Some might argue that even well-read Americans are ignorant about what is happening in European literature generally. Certainly, there has never been so few translations of foreign books in the United States, or so little coverage of foreign writers. Curious American readers need new, up-to-date information and analyses about what is happening elsewhere. Paths to Contemporary French Literature is a stimulating and much-needed guide to the major currents of one of the world's great literatures. This critical panorama of contemporary French literature introduces English-language readers to over fifty important writers and poets, many of whom are still little known outside of France. Emphasizing authors who are admired by their peers (as opposed to those with overnight reputations), John Taylor offers a compelling insider's view. Their pioneering essays included in this book offer incisive analyses of the ideas motivating current writing and delve into a writer's or poet's entire output. Although some names may be familiar, the reader obtains fresh reappraisals of their seminal work. Especially noteworthy, however, are Taylor's lively introductions to many other key writers who either have not yet crossed the English Channel, let alone the Atlantic. Combating the notion that French literature is overtly intellectual, inaccessible, or interested only in formal experimentation, Taylor shows that many French writers are instead acutely inquisitive about the outside world, shrewd observers of reality, even very funny. Although not conceived as a "reference book," the volume possess some qualities of a reference work: a good bibliography, reliable dates and biographical facts
Cataloging source
DLC
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1952 September 30-
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Taylor, John
Dewey number
840.9/0091
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ305
LC item number
.T39 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • French literature
  • Littérature française
  • Letterkunde
  • Frans
  • Literatur
  • Französisch
Label
Paths to contemporary French literature, John Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previously published reviews, articles, and essays. Now slightly revised
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • v. 1. From serendipity to metaphysics / Jacques Réda -- The permanent miracle that is the world / Charles-Albert Cingria -- Enigmas of the everyday / Jean Follain -- Intimations of times past / André Hardellet -- The pedestrian of Paris / Léon-Paul Fargue -- Men without qualities / Jean de la Ville de Mirmont -- When tenderness is the secret lining of despair / Henri Calet -- The facts of life / Georges L. Godeau -- A new world in every instant / Gil Jouanard -- Holding immense spaces in the palm of his hand / Gérard Macé -- A café waiter astray in philosophy / Pierre Autin-Grenier -- From dreams to disillusionment / Jean Reverzy -- A master traveler / Nicolas Bouvier -- Departing fro the "promised life" / Guy Goffette -- From sense impressions to sensibility / Patrick Drevet -- Balancing the books / Pierre Bergounioux -- Of dignity and destiny / Pierre Michon -- Her father's letters / Héléne Cixous -- The painful sources of "impersonality" / Nathalie Sarraute -- From the mazes of fiction to the enigmas of hope / Louis-René des Forĕts -- Love, death, and spirituality / Pierre Jean Jouve -- The "tender gesture" / Georges Perros -- Tragic separation, impossible reconciliation / Jean-Philippe Salabreuil -- Fatal desire, inconsolable love / Marguerite Duras -- Love, and love's language, ablaze / Albert Cohen -- Eros against death / Jude Stéfan -- UNeasy solitude, redoubtable intimacies / Anne-Marie Garat -- A terrible beauty is born / Pierre Roubaud -- "Disappearing with what endures" / Claude Esteban -- From darkness to life / Louis Calaferte -- Cavalrymen pitted against tanks / Claude Simon -- A humane analysis of inhumanity / Robert Antelme -- Manual for a sad life / Georges Perec -- A lifetime of questioning / Edmond Jabés -- Lives shattered into puzzle pieces / Patrick Modiano -- An impossible survival / Sarah Kofman -- Ever-present absence / Marcel Cohen -- "That song lost in the depths of the self" / Philippe S. Hadengue -- The profundity of cheerfulness / Florence Delay -- From ruin to renewal / Marie Redonnet -- Deviations from the real : the beginnings of the "new fiction" group -- The art of shaving gently / Roland Barthes -- Reconciliations with the real / Julien Gracq -- A multifarious writer, a unified quest / Henri Michaux -- Elusive presence / Yves Bonnefoy -- Intimations of the beyond / Philippe Jaccottet -- Seeing the sea / Eugéne Guillevic -- Emblems of being / Michel Fardoulis-Lagrange -- Voyaging out / Silvia Baron Supervielle -- The search fro a healing luminosity / Lorand Gaspar -- Dwell in slowness, explore the elsewhere of here / Heather Dohollau -- Seeking the source / Charles Juliet -- Awe, wonder, bedazzlement / Pierre-Albert Jourdan
  • [v. 1]: Part 1: The art of strolling ; Part 2: Remembering childhood ; Part 3: Love and love's language ; Part 4: After surviving ; Part 5: Telling of storytelling ; Part 6: Beyond the self -- v. 2: Part 1: The voice behind the prose ; Part 2: French humor ; Part 3: Dreaming and dailiness ; Part 4: Language reaching out ; Part 5: The quest for "life" ; Part 6: Myths and mysteries of eros ; Part 7: Mirrors and prisms of autobiography ; Part 8: The life and the work
Control code
53369103
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
2 volumes
Isbn
9780765802163
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003063395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)53369103
Label
Paths to contemporary French literature, John Taylor
Publication
Note
Previously published reviews, articles, and essays. Now slightly revised
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • v. 1. From serendipity to metaphysics / Jacques Réda -- The permanent miracle that is the world / Charles-Albert Cingria -- Enigmas of the everyday / Jean Follain -- Intimations of times past / André Hardellet -- The pedestrian of Paris / Léon-Paul Fargue -- Men without qualities / Jean de la Ville de Mirmont -- When tenderness is the secret lining of despair / Henri Calet -- The facts of life / Georges L. Godeau -- A new world in every instant / Gil Jouanard -- Holding immense spaces in the palm of his hand / Gérard Macé -- A café waiter astray in philosophy / Pierre Autin-Grenier -- From dreams to disillusionment / Jean Reverzy -- A master traveler / Nicolas Bouvier -- Departing fro the "promised life" / Guy Goffette -- From sense impressions to sensibility / Patrick Drevet -- Balancing the books / Pierre Bergounioux -- Of dignity and destiny / Pierre Michon -- Her father's letters / Héléne Cixous -- The painful sources of "impersonality" / Nathalie Sarraute -- From the mazes of fiction to the enigmas of hope / Louis-René des Forĕts -- Love, death, and spirituality / Pierre Jean Jouve -- The "tender gesture" / Georges Perros -- Tragic separation, impossible reconciliation / Jean-Philippe Salabreuil -- Fatal desire, inconsolable love / Marguerite Duras -- Love, and love's language, ablaze / Albert Cohen -- Eros against death / Jude Stéfan -- UNeasy solitude, redoubtable intimacies / Anne-Marie Garat -- A terrible beauty is born / Pierre Roubaud -- "Disappearing with what endures" / Claude Esteban -- From darkness to life / Louis Calaferte -- Cavalrymen pitted against tanks / Claude Simon -- A humane analysis of inhumanity / Robert Antelme -- Manual for a sad life / Georges Perec -- A lifetime of questioning / Edmond Jabés -- Lives shattered into puzzle pieces / Patrick Modiano -- An impossible survival / Sarah Kofman -- Ever-present absence / Marcel Cohen -- "That song lost in the depths of the self" / Philippe S. Hadengue -- The profundity of cheerfulness / Florence Delay -- From ruin to renewal / Marie Redonnet -- Deviations from the real : the beginnings of the "new fiction" group -- The art of shaving gently / Roland Barthes -- Reconciliations with the real / Julien Gracq -- A multifarious writer, a unified quest / Henri Michaux -- Elusive presence / Yves Bonnefoy -- Intimations of the beyond / Philippe Jaccottet -- Seeing the sea / Eugéne Guillevic -- Emblems of being / Michel Fardoulis-Lagrange -- Voyaging out / Silvia Baron Supervielle -- The search fro a healing luminosity / Lorand Gaspar -- Dwell in slowness, explore the elsewhere of here / Heather Dohollau -- Seeking the source / Charles Juliet -- Awe, wonder, bedazzlement / Pierre-Albert Jourdan
  • [v. 1]: Part 1: The art of strolling ; Part 2: Remembering childhood ; Part 3: Love and love's language ; Part 4: After surviving ; Part 5: Telling of storytelling ; Part 6: Beyond the self -- v. 2: Part 1: The voice behind the prose ; Part 2: French humor ; Part 3: Dreaming and dailiness ; Part 4: Language reaching out ; Part 5: The quest for "life" ; Part 6: Myths and mysteries of eros ; Part 7: Mirrors and prisms of autobiography ; Part 8: The life and the work
Control code
53369103
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
2 volumes
Isbn
9780765802163
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003063395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)53369103

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