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Writing Marginality in Modern French Literature: From Loti to Genet

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"Writing Marginality in Modern French Literature explores how cultural centres require the peripheral, the outlawed, and the deviant in order to define and bolster themselves. It analyses the hierarchies of cultural value which inform the work of six modern French writers: the exoticist Pierre Loti; Paul Gauguin, whose Noa Noa enacts European fantasies about Polynesia; Proust, who analyses such exemplary figures of exclusion and inclusion as the homosexual and the xenophobe; Montherlant, who claims to subvert colonialist values in La Rose de
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Overview

"Writing Marginality in Modern French Literature explores how cultural centres require the peripheral, the outlawed, and the deviant in order to define and bolster themselves. It analyses the hierarchies of cultural value which inform the work of six modern French writers: the exoticist Pierre Loti; Paul Gauguin, whose Noa Noa enacts European fantasies about Polynesia; Proust, who analyses such exemplary figures of exclusion and inclusion as the homosexual and the xenophobe; Montherlant, who claims to subvert colonialist values in La Rose de sable; Camus, who pleads an alienating detachment from the cultures of both metropolitan France and Algeria; and Jean Genet. Crucially Genet, typecast as France's moral pariah, charts Palestinian statelessness in his last work, Un captif amoureux (1986), and reflects ethically on the dispossession of the Other and the violence inherent in the West's marginalization of cultural difference."--BOOK JACKET.
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"In Writing Marginality, the critical act is treated responsibly as an integrated, multi-leveled reading on literary, biographical, cultural, and historical fronts. This book shoots for all the marbles, and the reader leaves the game with arms full." MLN
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521025782
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2006
  • Series: Cambridge Studies in French Series , #67
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Edward J. Hughes is Reader in modern French literature at Royal Holloway College at the University of London.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction 1
1 Without obligation: exotic appropriation in Loti and Gauguin 9
2 Exemplary inclusions, indecent exclusions in Proust's Recherche 41
3 Claiming cultural dissidence: the case of Montherlant's La Rose de sable 71
4 Camus and the resistance to history 102
5 Peripheries, public and private: Genet and dispossession 135
Conclusion 166
Notes 171
Bibliography 189
Index 196
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