Franco-British Cultural Exchanges, 1880-1940: Channel Packets


This volume focuses on the literary connotations of the "Channel Packet" and sets forth lively dialogues between French and British culture at a key period of artistic innovation and exchange between "high" and popular art forms.

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This volume focuses on the literary connotations of the "Channel Packet" and sets forth lively dialogues between French and British culture at a key period of artistic innovation and exchange between "high" and popular art forms.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230283947
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 8/7/2012
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Acknowledgements viii

Notes on Contributors ix

Introduction: Channel vision Andrew Radford Victoria Reid 1

1 Sea change: English responses to French poetry between Decadence and Modernism Jennifer Higgins 17

2 Entente asymétrique?: Franco-British literary exchanges in 1908 Richard Hibbitt 34

3 Misfits in France: Wild(e) about Dieppe Julian Barnes Hermione Lee 52

4 Transposing Wilde's Salomé: The French operas by Strauss and Mariotte Emily Eells 66

5 Valéry Larbaud, Thomas Hardy and The Dynasts, with two letters from Larbaud to Hardy David Roe 84

6 Exploring English Realist fiction: André Gide and his correspondents Patrick Pollard 102

7 Alain-Fournier's Le Grand Meaulnes, the Nouvelle Revue Française and the English adventure novel David Steel 116

8 Marcel Schwob and Robert Louis Stevenson: Encounters in death and letters Victoria Reid 131

9 Croisset-London and back, or, Flaubert's Anglo-Saxon ghosts Caroline Patey 151

10 The imagination of space: Ford Madox Ford and France Laura Colombino 168

11 An atlas of unknown worlds: Charting interwar Paris in the short stories of Mary Butts Andrew Radford 187

Bibliography 205

Index 220

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