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  1. Colonialism, Race, and the French Romantic Imagination

    By Pratima Prasad

    Series: Routledge Studies in Romanticism

    This book investigates how French Romanticism was shaped by and contributed to colonial discourses of race. It studies the ways in which metropolitan Romantic novels—that is, novels by French authors such as Victor Hugo, George Sand, Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, François René de Chateaubriand, Claire...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Testimony from the Nazi Camps

    French Women's Voices

    By Margaret Anne Hutton

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

    This interdisciplinary study intergrates historiographical, literary and cultural methodologies in its focus on a little known corpus of testimonial accounts published by French women deported to Nazi camps. Comprising epistemological and literary analyses of the accounts and an examination of the...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Madame Bovary (Routledge Revivals)

    By Rosemary Lloyd

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Madame Bovary ranks among the world’s most famous and widely read novels, and has inspired numerous critical theories. First published in 1987, this study draws on both twentieth-century and traditional critical views to provide both students and scholars with a fresh analysis of the novel: its...

    Published May 7th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Proust as Philosopher

    The Art of Metaphor

    By Miguel de Beistegui

    Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time has long fascinated philosophers for its complex accounts of time, personal identity and narrative, amongst many other themes. Proust as Philosopher: The Art of Metaphor is the first book to try and connect Proust’s implicit ontology of experience with the...

    Published August 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  5. Postwar Renoir

    Film and the Memory of Violence

    By Colin Davis

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    This book re-assesses director Jean Renoir’s work between his departure from France in 1940 and his death in 1979, and contributes to the debate over how the medium of film registers the impact of trauma. The 1930s ended in catastrophe for both for Renoir and for France: La Règle du jeu was a...

    Published April 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  6. Popular Theatres of Nineteenth Century France

    By John McCormick

    This is the only book to provide an account of how popular theatre developed from the fairground booths of the eighteenth century to become a vehicle of mass entertainment in the following century. Whereas other studies offer a traditional approach to the theatres of high culture, John McCormick...

    Published November 11th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Le Japon dans la litterature francaise 1880-99 (ES 2-vol. set)

    There is a growing interest in the French Japonism movement of the late nineteenth century, and academic research in the subject is developing in both quantity and quality. However, much of this scholarly activitiy is confined to the area of art history and, apart from some work on leading authors...

    Published March 15th 2011 by Edition Synapse

  8. Before Auschwitz

    Irène Némirovsky and the Cultural Landscape of Inter-war France

    By Angela Kershaw

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

    This book analyses Irene Némirovsky’s literary production in its relationship to the literary and cultural context of the inter-war period in France. It examines topics of central importance to our understanding of the literary field in France in the period, such as: the close relationship between...

    Published January 6th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Les Liaisons Dangereuses

    By Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

    Series: Routledge Classics

    ‘I resolved to write a book which would create some stir in the world and continue to do after I had gone from it.’ - Choderlos de Laclos A great sensation at the time of first publication, Les Liaisons Dangereuses reads as much the most 'modern' of eighteenth-century novels. Viewed by some...

    Published September 1st 2010 by Routledge

  10. A Critical History of French Children's Literature

    Volume Two: 1830-Present

    By Penelope E. Brown

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This two-volume critical history of French children’s literature from 1600 to the present helps bring awareness of the range, quality, and importance of French children’s literature to a wider audience. The works of a number of French writers, notably La Fontaine, Charles Perrault, Jules Verne, and...

    Published December 17th 2009 by Routledge