New PDF release: Paths to Contemporary French Literature: Volume 2

By John Taylor

ISBN-10: 0765803704

ISBN-13: 9780765803702

the 1st quantity of Paths to modern French Literature provided a serious landscape of over fifty French writers and poets. With this moment quantity, John Taylor?an American author and critic who has lived in France for the earlier thirty years?continues this formidable and severely acclaimed project.Praised for his independence, interest, intimate wisdom of eu literature, and his sharp reader's eye, John Taylor is a writer-critic who's evidently skeptical of literary models, in a single day reputations, and readymade educational different types. Charting the trails that experience result in the main critical and stimulating modern French writing, he casts mild on a number of missed postwar French authors, all of the whereas highlighting actual mentors and invigorating novices. a few names (Patrick Chamoiseau, Pascal Quignard, Jean-Philippe Toussaint, Jean Rouaud, Francis Ponge, Aime Cesaire, Marguerite Yourcenar, J. M. G. Le Clezio) might be general to the discriminating and inquisitive American reader, yet their paintings is incisively re-evaluated the following. The ebook additionally encompasses a relocating remembrance of Nathalie Sarraute, and an evocation of the author's conferences with Julien Gracq different writers during this moment quantity are both deserving authors whose paintings is very revered by means of their friends in France but little identified in English-speaking international locations. Taylor's pioneering elucidations during this recognize are quite valuable.This moment quantity additionally examines a few non-French, initially non-French-speaking writers (such as Gherasim Luca, Petr Kral, Armen Lubin, Venus Ghoura-Khata, Piotr Rawicz, in addition to Samuel Beckett) who selected French as their literary idiom. Taylor is in an ideal place to appreciate their motivations, struggles, and ambitions. In an afternoon and age whilst so little is understood in English-speaking international locations approximately international literature, and whilst so little is translated, the 2 volumes of Paths to modern French Literature are absorb

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