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Author Asibong, Andrew, author.

Title Marie NDiaye : blankness and recognition / Andrew Asibong.

Publication Info. Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2013.


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Description 1 online resource (245 pages)
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Series Contemporary French and francophone cultures ; 30
Contemporary French and francophone cultures ; 30.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary This is the first critical study in English to focus exclusively on the work of Marie NDiaye, born in central France in 1967, winner of the Prix Femina (2001), the Prix Goncourt (2009), shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize (2013), and widely considered to be one of the most important French authors of her generation. Andrew Asibong argues that at the heart of NDiaye's world lurks an indefinable 'blankness' which makes it impossible for the reader to decode narrative at the level of psychology or event. Considering each of NDiaye's works (including her novels, theatre, short fiction and writing for children), Asibong assesses the aesthetic, emotional and political stakes of NDiaye's portraits of impenetrable selfhood. His book provides an original and provocative framework within which to read NDiaye as a simultaneously hybrid and hyper-French cultural figure, fascinating and fantastical practitioner of the postmodern - and reluctantly postcolonial - 'blank arts'.
Contents 'C'est justement qu'il n'y a rien!': introducing NDiayean blankness -- Blankness/(dis)integration: the first novel cycle -- Blankness/(re)integration: the second novel cycle -- Ghouls, ghosts and bloodless abuse: NDiaye's undead theatre -- Little baby nothing: framing the invisible child -- Conclusion: a beam of intense blankness (Prière pour le bon usage de Marie NDiaye).
Language In English.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Subject NDiaye, Marie -- Criticism and interpretation
NDiaye, Marie -- Criticism and interpretation.
NDiaye, Marie. (OCoLC)fst01479098
Literature and literary studies.
Literature: history and criticism.
Literary studies: fiction, novelists and prose writers.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- French.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Other Form: Print version: Asibong, Andrew. Marie NDiaye 9781846319464 (OCoLC)857110254
ISBN 9781781380994 (electronic bk.)
1781380996 (electronic bk.)
9781781385678 (electronic bk.)
178138567X (electronic bk.)
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NLGGC 382623622

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