Book Hygiene and the Assassin by Am  lie Nothomb  Book Analysis

Download or read Hygiene and the Assassin by Am lie Nothomb Book Analysis PDF, written by Bright Summaries and published by BrightSummaries.com. This book was released on 2018-06-20 with total page 27 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Unlock the more straightforward side of Hygiene and the Assassin with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Hygiene and the Assassin by Amélie Nothomb, which was first published in 1992 to widespread critical acclaim. It tells the story of the Nobel Prize-winning novelist Prétextat Tach, who finally decides to grant a number of interviews after learning that he has just months left to live. After driving the first four journalists out with his relentless misanthropy and acerbic tongue, he seems to have met his match in his final interviewer, a strong-willed young woman who has managed to dig up a terrible secret from his past... Amélie Nothomb is a prolific and award-winning Belgium author, with over 20 novels to her name so far. Her work has been translated into numerous languages, and she is one of the most widely read French-language authors active today. Find out everything you need to know about Hygiene and the Assassin in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Book Masculinities in Twentieth  and Twenty first Century French and Francophone Literature

Download or read Masculinities in Twentieth and Twenty first Century French and Francophone Literature PDF, written by Edith Biegler Vandervoort and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2011-05-25 with total page 345 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The study of masculinities and gender identity in contemporary literature is relatively new and, with each year of this millennium, gains momentum. Indeed, as the women’s movement becomes forceful in developing nations, the question of tolerance to gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transvestites undergoes a similar process. At a time when women refuse to be subjected to war crimes, when they begin entering the workforce and realize the need to support their families independently, and when they refuse to remain in abusive marriages or remain silent in countries, where governments ignore their needs, men and women are questioning the meaning of gender in their culture and often seek alternatives to established gender roles. In some countries, this entails organized demonstrations for additional civil rights, while in others, the expression of sexual freedom remains a question of remaining silent or risking public execution. Thanks to the scholarly commitment of its authors, this book examines the range of masculine expression on three continents: Europe, Africa, and the Americas. In this collection, they write about men’s past and present challenges, male friendships, and male immigrants and outcasts. Paralleling the independence movement of France’s former colonies, the goal of this collection is to continue the expression of freedom toward understanding and tolerance of all variances of sexuality.

Book This  Self  Which Is Not One

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  • Author : Natalie Edwards
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2010-03-08
  • ISBN : 1443821055
  • Pages : 180 pages

Download or read This Self Which Is Not One PDF, written by Natalie Edwards and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2010-03-08 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The “Self” Which is Not One: Women’s Life-Writing in French, assembles articles on women’s life-writing from diverse areas of the Francophone world. It is comprised of nine chapters that discuss female writers from North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and Europe, in addition to French writers. The idea of the self is currently attracting widespread interest in academia, most notably in the arts and humanities. The development of postmodernism supposes a fragmented “subject” formed from the network of available discourses, rather than a stable and coherent self. Jacques Derrida, for example, wrote that there is no longer any such things as a “full subject,” and Julia Kristeva now insists that the individual is a “subject in process.” The growing importance of psychoanalytic theory, particular in French studies, has also impacted upon this development. The basic tenet of psychoanalytic theory is that the individual is formed of a duality: the conscious and unconscious parts of the self which prevent the individual from ever fully knowing her/himself, and which thus insists upon a plural, incomplete self. Developments in the field of postcolonial studies have also made us aware of different ways of approaching the self in different parts of the world, and eroded the idea of a stable, conscious and complete self. As scholars examine these new ways of approaching the self, autobiography has been the subject of renewed interest. Several academic books have appeared in recent years that study the ways in which autobiographers represent the self as incomplete, evolving and elusive. In particular, a number of books have appeared on the subject of women’s autobiography and female subjectivity, such as works by Sidonie Smith, Julia Watson and Nancy Miller, and several volumes interrogate postcolonial women’s autobiography, such as texts by Françoise Lionnet, Gayatri Spivak, Carole Boyce Davies and Chandra Mohanty. Our volume unites these strands of criticism, by examining ways that female autobiographies write the self as a fragmented, plural construct across the Francophone world. This will be the first book-length study of this important development. This volume will be of interest primarily to students and scholars working in the areas of life-writing, French and Francophone studies, postcolonial studies and gender studies. The volume contributes to multiple areas that are currently garnering substantial interest in academe: postcolonial studies, Francophone studies, gender studies and women’s writing. By comparing works from across the Francophone world, our volume takes a global approach to the genre of autobiography and its inflections by women writers. The “Self” That is Not One in Women’s Autobiography in French therefore represents a timely intervention in several interlinking academic fields and will thus garner substantial interest.

Book French and American Noir

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  • Author : Alistair Rolls
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2009-08-21
  • ISBN : 0230244823
  • Pages : 229 pages

Download or read French and American Noir PDF, written by Alistair Rolls and published by Springer. This book was released on 2009-08-21 with total page 229 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A longstanding misconception surrounding the term French noir suggests that the post-war French thriller and film noir were a development of, or response to, a pre-existing American tradition. This book challenges this misconception, examining the complexity of this trans-Atlantic exchange and refocusing debate to include a Franco-French lineage.

Book Essays in World Languages and Cultures

Download or read Essays in World Languages and Cultures PDF, written by Yves-Antoine Clemmen and published by BrownWalker Press. This book was released on 2018-04-16 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume consists of 16 papers selected from the 22nd Southeast Conference on Foreign Languages, Literatures and Films held on February 25-27, 2016 on the campus of Stetson University in Celebration, Florida. The shared focus of the essays is to examine how writers, filmmakers and language educators address stereotypes in their representations of diverse cultural paradigms by using, deconstructing or displacing these stereotypes. The fourth section of this publication includes 4 experimental poems by the artist Susanne Eules.

Book The Flesh in the Text

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  • Author : Thomas Baldwin
  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • Release : 2007
  • ISBN : 9783039111022
  • Pages : 294 pages

Download or read The Flesh in the Text PDF, written by Thomas Baldwin and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2007 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The impetus behind this collection of essays was a curiosity shared by the editors concerning the relation between the flesh and the text in French and francophone literature. This subject is explored here in readings of works by, among others, Rabelais, Diderot, Sade, Proust, Beckett, Djebar, Nothomb, Delvig and Nobécourt.

Book French Twentieth Bibliography

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  • Author : Douglas W. Alden
  • Publisher : Susquehanna University Press
  • Release : 1994-08
  • ISBN : 9780945636687
  • Pages : 554 pages

Download or read French Twentieth Bibliography PDF, written by Douglas W. Alden and published by Susquehanna University Press. This book was released on 1994-08 with total page 554 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This series of bibliographical references is one of the most important tools for research in modern and contemporary French literature. No other bibliography represents the scholarly activities and publications of these fields as completely.

Book Culture and Identity in Belgian Francophone Writing

Download or read Culture and Identity in Belgian Francophone Writing PDF, written by Susan Bainbrigge and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2009 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Few full-length studies exist in English on French-speaking authors from Belgium. What, if any, are the particular features of francophone Belgian writing? This book explores questions of cultural and literary identity, and offers an overview of currents in critical debate regarding the place of francophone Belgian writing and its relationship to its larger neighbour, but also engages with broader questions concerning the classification of 'francophone' literature. The study brings together well-known and less well-known modern and contemporary writers (Suzanne Lilar, Neel Doff, Dominique Rolin, Jacqueline Harpman, Françoise Mallet-Joris, Jean Muno, Nicole Malinconi, and Amélie Nothomb) whose works share a number of recurring themes and features, notably a preoccupation with questions of identity and alterity. Overall, the study highlights the diverse ways in which these questions of cultural identity and alterity emerge as a dominant theme throughout the corpus, viewed through a series of literary and cultural frameworks which bring together perspectives both local and global.

Book Affiliated Identities in Jewish American Literature

Download or read Affiliated Identities in Jewish American Literature PDF, written by David Hadar and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2020-07-23 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Focusing on relationships between Jewish American authors and Jewish authors elsewhere in America, Europe, and Israel, this book explores the phenomenon of authorial affiliation: the ways in which writers intentionally highlight and perform their connections with other writers. Starting with Philip Roth as an entry point and recurring example, David Hadar reveals a larger network of authors involved in formations of Jewish American literary identity, including among others Cynthia Ozick, Saul Bellow, Nicole Krauss, and Nathan Englander. He also shows how Israeli writers such as Sayed Kashua perform their own identities through connections to Jewish Americans. Whether by incorporating other writers into fictional work as characters, interviewing them, publishing critical essays about them, or invoking them in paratext or publicity, writers use a variety of methods to forge public personas, craft their own identities as artists, and infuse their art with meaningful cultural associations. Hadar's analysis deepens our understanding of Jewish American and Israeli literature, positioning them in decentered relation with one another as well as with European writing. The result is a thought-provoking challenge to the concept of homeland that recasts each of these literary traditions as diasporic and questions the oft-assumed centrality of Hebrew and Yiddish to global Jewish literature. In the process, Hadar offers an approach to studying authorial identity-building relevant beyond the field of Jewish literature.

Book The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film

Download or read The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film PDF, written by Alan Goble and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 1999-01-01 with total page 1039 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Historical Dictionary of French Literature

Download or read Historical Dictionary of French Literature PDF, written by John Flower and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022-05-15 with total page 659 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Historical Dictionary of French Literature, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 500 cross-referenced entries on individual writers and key texts, significant movements, groups, associations, and periodicals,

Book Protean Selves

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  • Author : Adrienne Angelo
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2014-08-20
  • ISBN : 1443866113
  • Pages : 210 pages

Download or read Protean Selves PDF, written by Adrienne Angelo and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2014-08-20 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What does it mean to write “I” in postmodern society, in a world in which technological advances and increased globalization have complicated notions of authenticity, origins, and selfhood? Under what circumstances and to what extent do authors lend their scriptural authority to fictional counterparts? What role does naming, or, conversely, anonymity play vis-à-vis the writing and written “I”? What aspects of identity are subject to (auto)fictional manipulations? And how do these complicated and multilayered narrating selves problematize the reader’s engagement with the text? Seeking answers to these questions, Protean Selves brings together essays which explore the intricate relations between language, self, identity, otherness, and the world through the analysis of the forms and uses of the first-person voice. Written by specialists of a variety of approaches and authors from across the world, the studies in this volume follow up a number of critical inquiries on the thorny problematic of self-representation and the representation of the self in contemporary French and francophone literatures, and extend the theoretical analysis to narratives and authors who have gained increasing commercial and academic visibility in the twenty-first century.

Book Essays in French Literature

Download or read Essays in French Literature PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 2006 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Becoming of the Body

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  • Author : Amaleena Damle
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release : 2014-04-09
  • ISBN : 0748668225
  • Pages : 224 pages

Download or read Becoming of the Body PDF, written by Amaleena Damle and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2014-04-09 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Following a long tradition of objectification, 20th-century French feminism often sought to liberate the female body from the confines of patriarchal logos and to inscribe its rhythms in writing. Amaleena Damle addresses questions of bodies, boundaries and philosophical discourses by exploring the intersections between a range of contemporary philosophers and authors on the subject of contemporary female corporeality and transformation.

Book Hospitality and Hostility in the Multilingual Global Village

Download or read Hospitality and Hostility in the Multilingual Global Village PDF, written by Kathleen Thorpe and published by AFRICAN SUN MeDIA. This book was released on 2014-08-01 with total page 347 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This interdisciplinary, international, and multi-lingual collection of essays explores a broad range of issues related to hospitality and hostility, in literary and cultural contexts from antiquity to the present. Insightful theoretical and historical discussions undergird richly detailed particular studies. The central focus unifies the diverse pieces, which are original, well-researched and reasoned, and clearly written. A solid contribution to scholarship in several fields (including linguistics, anthropology and Internet culture), the volume is also enjoyable to read. Its lively and appealing pieces on recent novels and contemporary trends lend a fresh and contemporary feel." -ÿProf. Pamela S. Saur, Lamar University, Texas

Book Cultural Perspectives on Film  Literature  and Language

Download or read Cultural Perspectives on Film Literature and Language PDF, written by Will Lehman and published by Universal-Publishers. This book was released on 2010 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume includes selected papers from the 19th Southeast Conference on Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Film, held on February 26-27, 2010, at the University of South Florida in Tampa. It represents a cross-section of the latest trends in Hispanic, French, German, Italian, and Greek studies.

Book Am  lie Nothomb

    Book Details:
  • Author : Susan Bainbrigge
  • Publisher : Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
  • Release : 2003
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 216 pages

Download or read Am lie Nothomb PDF, written by Susan Bainbrigge and published by Peter Lang Pub Incorporated. This book was released on 2003 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since the publication of her first novel in 1992, Amélie Nothomb continues to engage and to provoke her readers through her exploration of the fluid boundaries between beauty and monstrosity, good and evil, fable and reality, as well as by her fascinating presentation of childhood, anorexia, and the abject. In Amélie Nothomb: Authorship, Identity and Narrative Practice, the first full-length study in English of Nothomb's work, these elements are presented and interpreted from a variety of perspectives, with the contributors focusing on a single novel or comparing different texts. Comprised of a collection of essays on her autobiographical and fictional works, with contributions from her anglophone translators, it also includes an interview with the author, a preface by the eminent writer and critic, Jacques de Decker and a bibliography of secondary works. Nothomb's works and the critical responses to them are contextualized in a general introduction and organized under the following key themes: autobiography and gender identity, representations of the body, and narrative practice. This collection is an essential resource for students and scholars of twentieth-century contemporary literature and gender studies.