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Author Brancky, Anne, author.

Title The crimes of Marguerite Duras : literature and the media in twentieth-century France / Anne Brancky
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2020


Description 1 online resource (viii, 221 pages) : illustrations
Contents Marguerite Duras and the media -- Marguerite Duras, journalist -- Criminal affinities -- Copycat crimes -- Crimes of passion -- Media crimes -- The crimes of Marguerite Duras
Summary "One of the most celebrated authors of twentieth-century France, Marguerite Duras loved crime. Indeed, criminal faits divers from the newspaper represented a key element in her literary project. Sensational news stories made their way into her novels, plays and screenplays, inspired numerous journalistic pieces and media interventions, and even informed the way that she discussed her life and work in the press. The Crimes of Marguerite Duras offers an innovative framework for analyzing Duras's literary works and journalism as they relate to the mass media and broader cultural debates. Anne Brancky reveals how Duras's predilection for provocatively blurring the line between truth and fiction on various media platforms helped make her a best-selling author and a public intellectual ahead of her time. Exploring the movement between serious literature and public scandal, this readable book affirms literature's abiding role in political debate and the public sphere"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 22, 2020)
Subject Duras, Marguerite -- Criticism and interpretation
Duras, Marguerite -- Knowledge -- Mass media
Duras, Marguerite -- Knowledge -- Crime
Duras, Marguerite.
Mass media and literature -- France -- History -- 20th century
Literature and society -- France -- History -- 20th century
Crime and the press -- France -- History -- 20th century
Crime in mass media.
Crime and the press.
Crime in mass media.
Literature and society.
Mass media.
Mass media and literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2020009511
ISBN 9781108780827