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Author Willging, Jennifer

Title Telling anxiety : anxious narration in the work of Marguerite Duras, Annie Ernaux, Nathalie Sarraute, and Anne Hébert / Jennifer Willging
Published Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2007


Description 1 online resource (viii, 261 pages)
Series University of Toronto romance series
University of Toronto romance series.
Contents 'Truth' in memory and narrative: Marguerite Dura's 'Monsieur X. dit ici Pierre Rabier' -- Shame in memory and narrative: Annie Ernaux's La honte -- The anxiety of influence and the urge to originate: Nathalie Sarraute's Entre la vie et la mort -- The sound of the semiotic: Anne Hébert's Les fous de Bassan
Summary "From two world wars to rapid industrialization and population shifts, events of the twentieth century engendered cultural anxieties to an extent hitherto unseen, particularly in Europe. In Telling Anxiety, Jennifer Willging examines manifestations of such anxieties in the selected narratives of four women writing in French - Marguerite Duras, Nathalie Sarraute, Annie Ernaux, and Anne Hebert. Willging demonstrates that the anxieties inherent in these women's works (whether attributed to characters, narrators, or implied authors) are multiple in nature and relate to a general post-Second World War scepticism about the power of language to express non-linguistic phenomena such as the destruction and loss of life that a large portion of Europe endured during that period."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-250) and index
Notes Includes some text in French
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Subject Duras, Marguerite -- Criticism and interpretation
Ernaux, Annie, 1940- -- Criticism and interpretation
Sarraute, Nathalie -- Criticism and interpretation
Hébert, Anne -- Criticism and interpretation
Duras, Marguerite.
Ernaux, Annie, 1940-
Hébert, Anne.
Sarraute, Nathalie.
Hébert, Anne -- Motiv (Literatur) -- Angst.
Sarraute, Nathalie -- Motiv (Literatur) -- Angst.
Ernaux, Annie -- Motiv (Literatur) -- Angst.
Duras, Marguerite -- Motiv (Literatur) -- Angst.
Narration (Rhetoric) -- History -- 20th century
Anxiety in literature.
French fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism
French prose literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- French.
Anxiety in literature.
French fiction.
French prose literature.
Narration (Rhetoric)
Frauenroman -- französischer -- Motiv -- Angst.
Angst -- Motiv -- Frauenroman -- französischer.
Frauenroman -- französischer -- Geschichte 20. Jh.
Angst -- Motiv (Literatur) -- Duras, Marguerite.
Angst -- Motiv (Literatur) -- Ernaux, Annie.
Angst -- Motiv (Literatur) -- Sarraute, Nathalie.
Angst -- Motiv (Literatur) -- Hébert, Anne.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781442684850