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The Reparative in Narratives: Works of Mourning in Progress

The Reparative in Narratives: Works of Mourning in Progress

by Mireille D. Rosello


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781846312205
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Publication date: 04/15/2010
Series: Liverpool University Press - Contemporary French & Francophone Cultures Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Mireille D. Rosello is Chair of the Program of Comparative Studies at the University of Amsterdam and was previously Professor of French literature and comparative literary studies at Northwestern University. Her many books include 'Postcolonial Hospitality' (Stanford University Press, 2001), and 'France and the Maghreb: Performative Encounters' (University of Florida Press, 2005).

Table of Contents


Introduction: From the Debate on 'Repentance' to the Reparative in Memorial Narratives

1   Algerian Humour: 'Jay Translating' Words and Silences
2   René-Nicolas Ehni: Matricide and Deicide as Figures of Unforgivable Violence and Redemption during the Algerian War of Independence
3   The Truth of False Testimonies: False Brothers in Michael Haneke's Caché
4   Gisèle Halimi's Autobiographical and Legal Narratives: Doing to Trees what They Did to Me

Conclusion: Repentance and Detective Fiction: Legal Powerlessness and the Power of Narratives


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