French Fiction into the Twenty-First Century

French Fiction into the Twenty-First Century

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This book examines contemporary French literature in the light of a widely-held critical notion that it exists a€˜in the wakea€™ of a period in which avant-garde experimental literature and postmodern writing-about-writing held sway. It looks at five notable current writers, namely Annie Ernaux, Pascal Quignard, Marie Darrieussecq, Jean Echenoz and Patrick Modiano in the context of the broader literary scene, to discover how far they continue to pursue the ideas of the previous generation, and how far they have turned their back on them.Problem. of. Endings. Of the five authors in this study Patrick Modiano (b.1945) has the longest career as a published writer, beginning with La ... perdue in 2007 , regularly exceed 150, 000 copies in sales; his 1978 Goncourt winner, Rue des Boutiques Obscures, sold 470, 000.2 With his other literary prizes including the Prix FAcnAcon (1968, for La Place de la#39;Actoile), the Grand prix du roman de la#39; AcadAcmieanbsp;...

Title:French Fiction into the Twenty-First Century
Author:Simon Kemp
Publisher:University of Wales Press - 2010-07-01


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