Fin de Millenaire French Fiction: The Aesthetics of Crisis

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The turn of the millennium in France coincided with a number of tangible crises and apocalyptic discourses, and with the growth of the mass media and global market, further generating and manipulating crisis. In this original, wide-ranging but closely analytical study, Cruickshank contextualizes and reads the work of four influential writers of prose fiction --- Angot, Echenoz, Houellebecq, and Redonnet --- teasing out each one's response to this convergence. She suggests that the recurrent fictional and cultural trope of ...

Fin de Millenaire French Fiction: The Aesthetics of Crisis 2009, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199571758

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