French Fiction into the Twenty-First Century

The Return to the Story

Author(s) Simon Kemp

Language: English

Genre(s): Literary Criticism

Series: French and Francophone Studies

  • July 2010 · 256 pages ·216x138mm

  • · Hardback - 9780708322734
  • · eBook - pdf - 9780708322741
  • · eBook - epub - 9781783164158

About The Book

Explores the state of French fiction through an examination of the work of five major French writers, Annie Ernaux, Pascal Quignard, Marie Darrieussecq, Jean Echenoz and Patrick Modiano. This book deals with some of the writers on British and American university French courses.


'This book is without any doubt a very welcome addition to an underpopulated field' Dr Oliver Davis, University of Warwick


Chapter one: Annie Ernaux and the Narrating of Time Chapter two: Pascal Quignard and the Fringes of Narrative Chapter three: Marie Darrieussecq and the Voice of the Mind Chapter four: Jean Echenoz and the Uses of Digression Chapter five: Patrick Modiano and the Problem of Endings The Return to the Story

About the Author(s)

Author(s): Simon Kemp

Dr Simon Kemp is a Fellow at St. John's College, Oxford.

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