The Ogre's Progress: Images of the Ogre in Modern and Contemporary French Fiction

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This book examines how modern French fiction writers have appropriated the ogre figure in order to evoke violence in all its voracity, as well as destructive time, which eats away the moments of our lives as the prototypical ogre of Western literature, Cronus, devoured his own children. The ogre is a ubiquitous figure that appears not only in mythology and literature, but in real life. For French authors haunted by the horrors of World War II, it symbolizes the abominations of the Nazis and their French collaborators, whose ...

The Ogre's Progress: Images of the Ogre in Modern and Contemporary French Fiction 2009, University of Delaware Press

ISBN-13: 9780874130652

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