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Author Cloonan, William J., author.

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

Publication Info. Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2018.


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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 299 pages)
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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.
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Subject American literature -- French influences.
American literature -- France -- History and criticism.
Comparative literature -- American and French.
Comparative literature -- French and American.
Littérature américaine -- France -- Histoire et critique.
Littérature américaine -- Influence française.
Literary studies: general.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
American literature -- French influences. (OCoLC)fst00807165
American literature. (OCoLC)fst00807113
Comparative literature -- American and French. (OCoLC)fst01766809
Comparative literature -- French and American. (OCoLC)fst01766810
France. (OCoLC)fst01204289
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Livres numériques.
Other Form: Print version: Cloonan, William J. Frères ennemis. Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2018 9781786949356 (OCoLC)1059414954
ISBN 1786941325 (electronic bk.)
1786949350 (electronic bk.)
9781786941329 (electronic bk.)
9781786949356 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000066526643
AU@ 000069216740
CHNEW 001035498
CHVBK 556239601

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