all ebooks in category: French Literary Criticism (12)

An Unprecedented Deformation: Marcel Proust and the Sensible Ideas (repost)
English | 2010 | ISBN: 1438430213, 1438430205 | 121 pages | PDF | 0,8 MB

French novelist Marcel Proust made famous "involuntary memory," a peculiar kind of memory that works whether one is willing or not and that gives a …

Ruling Women: Configuring the Female Prince in Seventeenth-Century French Drama [Repost]
English | November 17, 2015 | ISBN: 1137568429 | 214 pages | PDF | 1.85 Mb

The analysis focuses on the ways in which certain texts strive to manage the cultural anxiety produced by female rule and facilitate the diminution of …

Experiments with Empire: Anthropology and Fiction in the French Atlantic
2019 | ISBN: 1478004002, 1478003707 | English | 296 pages | PDF | 20 MB

In Experiments with Empire Justin Izzo examines how twentieth-century writers, artists, and anthropologists from France, West Africa, and the Caribbean experimented with ethnography and fiction …

The Némirovsky Question: The Life, Death, and Legacy of a Jewish Writer in Twentieth-Century France
English | ISBN: 030017196X | 2016 | 376 pages | EPUB, PDF | 3 MB + 6 MB

A fascinating look into the life and work of controversial French novelist Irène Némirovsky Irène Némirovsky succeeded in creating a brilliant career as a novelist …

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Far Afield: French Anthropology Between Science and Literature [Repost]
English | 16 May 2014 | ISBN: 022610690X, 022610706X | 415 Pages | PDF | 1.53 MB

Anthropology has long had a vexed relationship with literature, and nowhere has this been more acutely felt than in France, where most ethnographers, upon returning …

Jean Cocteau: A Life
English | ISBN: 0300170572 | 2016 | 1024 pages | PDF | 7 MB

This passionate and monumental biography reassesses the life and legacy of one of the most significant cultural figures of the twentieth century Unevenly respected, easily …

Georges Bataille: The Sacred and Society
English | 2015 | ISBN: 0415645484 | EPUB | pages: 178 | 2.4 mb

In this comprehensive and engaging study Georges Bataille’s central ideas – the sacred, community and eroticism – are explored in detail. Bataille’s project to understand …

How the French Invented Love: Nine Hundred Years of Passion and Romance
Language: English | 2012 | ISBN: 0062048317 | 416 pages | EPUB | 5,75 MB

“Absolutely marvelous…lively and learned….Marilyn Yalom’s book is a distinguished contribution to our experience of a great literature, as well as an endearing memoir.” —Diane Johnson, …

Someone: The Pragmatics of Misfit Sexualities, from Colette to Hervé Guibert
2019 | ISBN: 022660621X | English | 344 pages | PDF | 1 MB

Imagine trying to tell someone something about yourself and your desires for which there are no words. What if the mere attempt at expression was …

Poetics of History: Rousseau and the Theater of Originary Mimesis
2019 | ISBN: 0823282333, 0823282341 | English | 176 pages | EPUB | 0.7 MB

Rousseau’s opposition to the theater is well known: Far from purging the passions, it serves only to exacerbate them, and to render them hypocritical. But …