Claude Simon: A Retrospective


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This collection of essays celebrates the work of the French Nobel prize-winning novelist Claude Simon. Scholars from France, Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom reconsider the fifty years of Simon's fiction in the light of his large-scale autobiographical novel "Le Jardin des Plantes" (1997). From a variety of perspectives postmodernist, psychoanalytic, aesthetic contributors reflect on the central paradox of Simon's work: his writing and rewriting of an experience of war so disruptive and traumatic that words ...

Claude Simon: A Retrospective 2002, Liverpool University Press

ISBN-13: 9780853238577