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The Resource Diaries real and fictional in twentieth-century French writing, Sam Ferguson

Diaries real and fictional in twentieth-century French writing, Sam Ferguson

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Diaries real and fictional in twentieth-century French writing
Title
Diaries real and fictional in twentieth-century French writing
Statement of responsibility
Sam Ferguson
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This volume is the first study of the diary in French writing across the twentieth century, as a genre which includes both fictional and non-fictional works. From the 1880s it became apparent to writers in France that their diaries--a supposedly private form of writing--would probably come to be published, strongly affecting the way their readers viewed their other published works, and their very persona as an author. More than any other, Andre Gide embraced the literary potential of the diary: the first part of this book follows his experimentation with the diary in the fictional works Les Cahiers d'Andre Walter (1891) and Paludes (1895), in his diary of the composition of his great novel, Le Journal des faux-monnayeurs (1926), and in his monumental Journal 1889-1939 (1939). The second part follows developments in diary-writing after the Second World War, inflected by radical changes in attitudes towards the writing subject. Raymond Queneau's works published under the pseudonym of Sally Mara (1947-1962) used the diary playfully at a time when the writing subject was condemned by the literary avant-garde. Roland Barthes's experiments with the diary (1977-1979) took it to the extremes of its formal possibilities, at the point of a return of the writing subject. Annie Ernaux's published diaries (1993-2011) demonstrate the role of the diary in the modern field of life-writing. Throughout the century, the diary has repeatedly been used to construct an oeuvre and author, but also to call these fundamental literary concepts into question."--
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1985-
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Ferguson, Sam
Dewey number
848/.903
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ307.A65
LC item number
F47 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford modern languages and literature monographs
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  • French literature
  • Authors, French
  • Diaries in literature
  • Diary fiction
  • 18.25 French literature
  • Authors, French
  • Diaries in literature
  • Diary fiction
  • French literature
Label
Diaries real and fictional in twentieth-century French writing, Sam Ferguson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-240) 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
  • Le Journal des Faux-monnayeurs
  • 4.
  • Journal 1889 -- 1939
  • pt. II
  • DIARY-WRITING AFTER GIDE
  • 5.
  • Raymond Queneau's Æuvres completes de Sally Mara
  • 6.
  • Return of the Diary in Barthes's V̀ita Nova'
  • 7.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Annie Ernaux: The Place of the Diary in Modern Life-Writing
  • pt. I
  • ANDRE GIDE'S DIARY-WRITING
  • 1.
  • Les Cahiers dAndre Walter
  • 2.
  • Paludes
  • 3.
Control code
999407736
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 245 pages
Isbn
9780198814535
Lccn
2017955388
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)999407736
Label
Diaries real and fictional in twentieth-century French writing, Sam Ferguson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-240) 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
  • Le Journal des Faux-monnayeurs
  • 4.
  • Journal 1889 -- 1939
  • pt. II
  • DIARY-WRITING AFTER GIDE
  • 5.
  • Raymond Queneau's Æuvres completes de Sally Mara
  • 6.
  • Return of the Diary in Barthes's V̀ita Nova'
  • 7.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Annie Ernaux: The Place of the Diary in Modern Life-Writing
  • pt. I
  • ANDRE GIDE'S DIARY-WRITING
  • 1.
  • Les Cahiers dAndre Walter
  • 2.
  • Paludes
  • 3.
Control code
999407736
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 245 pages
Isbn
9780198814535
Lccn
2017955388
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)999407736

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