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The Resource Experimental nations, or, The invention of the Maghreb, Réda Bensmaïa ; translated by Alyson Waters

Experimental nations, or, The invention of the Maghreb, Réda Bensmaïa ; translated by Alyson Waters

Label
Experimental nations, or, The invention of the Maghreb
Title
Experimental nations, or, The invention of the Maghreb
Statement of responsibility
Réda Bensmaïa ; translated by Alyson Waters
Title variation
  • Experimental nations
  • Invention of the Maghreb
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Jean-Paul Sartre's famous question, "For whom do we write?" strikes close to home for francophone writers from the Maghreb. Do these writers address their compatriots, many of whom are illiterate or read no French, or a broader audience beyond Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia? In Experimental Nations, Reda Bensmaia argues powerfully against the tendency to view their works not as literary creations worth considering for their innovative style or language but as "ethnographic" texts and to appraise them only against the "French literary canon." He casts fresh light on the original literary strateg
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bensmaïa, Réda
Dewey number
840.9/961
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ3988.5.N6
LC item number
B46613 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Waters, Alyson
Series statement
Translation/transnation
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • North African literature (French)
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • North African literature (French)
  • Natievorming
  • Beeldvorming
  • Letterkunde
  • Frans
Label
Experimental nations, or, The invention of the Maghreb, Réda Bensmaïa ; translated by Alyson Waters
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : is an "experimental" nation possible? -- Nations of writers -- Cities of writers -- Nabile farès, or how to become "minoritarian" -- Postcolonial nations : political or poetic allegories? (On Tahar Djaout's L'invention du désert) -- (Hi)stories of expatriation : virtual countries -- Multilingualism and national "traits" -- The cartography of the nation : Mouloud Feraoun's Le fils du pauvre revisited -- By way of a conclusion
Control code
436089380
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 215 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691089379
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttzthw
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)436089380
Label
Experimental nations, or, The invention of the Maghreb, Réda Bensmaïa ; translated by Alyson Waters
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : is an "experimental" nation possible? -- Nations of writers -- Cities of writers -- Nabile farès, or how to become "minoritarian" -- Postcolonial nations : political or poetic allegories? (On Tahar Djaout's L'invention du désert) -- (Hi)stories of expatriation : virtual countries -- Multilingualism and national "traits" -- The cartography of the nation : Mouloud Feraoun's Le fils du pauvre revisited -- By way of a conclusion
Control code
436089380
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 215 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691089379
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttzthw
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)436089380

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