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Author Cruickshank, Ruth, 1967-

Title Fin de millénaire French fiction : the aesthetics of crisis / Ruth Cruickshank
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009


Description 1 online resource (xii, 290 pages)
Series Oxford modern languages and literature monographs
Oxford modern languages and literature monographs.
Contents Introduction -- Crisis, critical perspectives, and fin de millenaire prose fiction -- Jean Echenoz: problematic pattern and symbolic violence -- Michel Houellebecq: ideological challenge and precipitating crisis -- Christine Angot: trauma, transgression, and the write to reply -- Marie Redonnet: resistance, barbarism, and self-satisfied contemplation
Summary In this closely analytical study, Cruickshank reads the work of four influential writers of prose fiction - Angot, Echenoz, Houellebecq, and Redonnet - in the context of the turn of the millennium in France, which coincided with a number of tangible crises and apocalyptic discourses, and with the growth of the mass media and global market
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Echenoz, Jean -- Criticism and interpretation
Houellebecq, Michel -- Criticism and interpretation
Angot, Christine -- Criticism and interpretation
Redonnet, Marie -- Criticism and interpretation
Angot, Christine.
Echenoz, Jean.
Houellebecq, Michel.
Redonnet, Marie.
French fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism
French fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- French.
French fiction.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780191571923