Reading Nathalie Sarraute: Dialogue and Distance

Reading Nathalie Sarraute: Dialogue and Distance

by Emer O'Beirne
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198159854

ISBN-13: 9780198159858

Pub. Date: 08/26/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Nathalie Sarraute is one of the most prominent French writers of the twentieth century. This study explores the evolution of Sarraute's prose writings from intense concern with shaping the response of their readers, to the more recent withdrawal of the authorial voice into self-sufficient internal dialogue. Emer O'Beirne considers the growing disillusionment with

Overview

Nathalie Sarraute is one of the most prominent French writers of the twentieth century. This study explores the evolution of Sarraute's prose writings from intense concern with shaping the response of their readers, to the more recent withdrawal of the authorial voice into self-sufficient internal dialogue. Emer O'Beirne considers the growing disillusionment with the reader reflected in Sarraute's work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198159858
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/26/1999
Series:
Oxford Modern Languages and Literature Monographs
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
1670L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Irony, Dialogue, and the Novel
2. The Writing Self: Irony and Authority
3. The Self and Language: Authenticity and Convention
4. Reading and Otherness
5. Reading in Theory and Practice
Conclusion: Ici - From Language to Silence and Back
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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