Reading Nathalie Sarraute: Dialogue and Distance

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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.

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University College Dublin
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Irony, Dialogue, and the Novel 10
2 The Writing Self: Irony and Authority 49
3 The Self and Language: Authenticity and Convention 93
4 Reading and Otherness 137
5 Reading in Theory and Practice 181
Conclusion: Ici - From Language to Silence and Back 221
Bibliography 236
Index 255
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