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The Resource Frères ennemis : the French in American literature, Americans in French literature, William Cloonan

Frères ennemis : the French in American literature, Americans in French literature, William Cloonan

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Frères ennemis : the French in American literature, Americans in French literature
Title
Frères ennemis
Title remainder
the French in American literature, Americans in French literature
Statement of responsibility
William Cloonan
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Frères Ennemis focuses on Franco-American tensions as portrayed in works of literature. An Introduction is followed by nine chapters, each focused on a French or American literary text which shows the evolution/devolution of the relations between the two nations at a particular point in time. While the heart of the analysis consists of close textual readings, social, cultural and political contexts are introduced to provide a better understanding of the historical reality influencing the individual novels, a reality to which these novels are also responding. Chapters One through Five, covering a period from the mid-1870s to the end of the Cold War, discuss significant aspects of the often fraught relationship from the theoretical perspective of Roland Barthes' theory of modern myth, described in his Mythologies. Barthes' theory helps situate Franco-American tensions in a paradigmatic structure, while at the same time it is supple enough to allow for shifts and reversals within the paradigm. Subsequent chapters explore new French attitudes toward the powerful, potentially dominant influence of American culture on French life. In these sections I argue that recent French fiction displays more openness to the American experience than has existed in the past, and as such contrasts with the more static American approach to French culture
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cloonan, William J
Dewey number
810.9352941
Index
index present
LC call number
PS159.F5
LC item number
F74 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • French literature
  • Comparative literature
  • Comparative literature
Label
Frères ennemis : the French in American literature, Americans in French literature, William Cloonan
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The creation of the American in Paris: the American -- The splendor and misery of the American scientist: L'Ève future -- The American woman and the invention of Paris: The Custom of the Country -- The expatriate idyll: The Sun Also Rises -- Truths and delusions: the Cold War in Les Mandarins -- Embracing American culture: Cherokee -- An American Excursion into French fiction: The Book of Illusions -- Rerouting: Ça n'existe pas l'Amérique -- L'Américaine in Paris: Le Divorce
Control code
on1032674682
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 299 pages
Isbn
9781786941329
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Frères ennemis : the French in American literature, Americans in French literature, William Cloonan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The creation of the American in Paris: the American -- The splendor and misery of the American scientist: L'Ève future -- The American woman and the invention of Paris: The Custom of the Country -- The expatriate idyll: The Sun Also Rises -- Truths and delusions: the Cold War in Les Mandarins -- Embracing American culture: Cherokee -- An American Excursion into French fiction: The Book of Illusions -- Rerouting: Ça n'existe pas l'Amérique -- L'Américaine in Paris: Le Divorce
Control code
on1032674682
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 299 pages
Isbn
9781786941329
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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