Literature, Art and the Pursuit of Decay in Twentieth-Century France

Literature, Art and the Pursuit of Decay in Twentieth-Century France

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521023764
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/19/2006
Series: Cambridge Studies in French Series , #66
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Timothy Mathews is Professor in the French Department at University College London. He is the author of Reading Apollinaire: Theories of Poetic Language (1987) and co-editor of Violence, Théorie, Surréalisme (1994).

Table of Contents

Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Prologue: form and decay; 1. Looking and loving: Harlequins in Apollinaire and Picasso; 2. Signs and the imaginary: the pleasures of discontent in Roland Barthes; 3. Dreams, schemes and wordplay: the surrealism of Robert Desnos; 4. Sterility and power: on some paintings by René Magritte; 5. The offerings of decay: Jean Fautrier, Les Otages; 6. Clothed intimacy: theatre and sex in Marguerite Duras, Les Yeux Bleus Cheveux Noirs; 7. 'Des Milliers de Parisiens': conflict, community and collapse in Jean Genet, Les Paravents; Epilogue; List of works consulted; List of illustrations; Index.

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