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作者 Just, Daniel, 1974-
書名 Literature, ethics, and decolonization in postwar France : the politics of disengagement / Daniel Just
出版項 Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015
國際標準書號 9781107093881 (hardback)
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館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 文哲所  876.298 J96    在架上    30580003248395
 近史所郭廷以圖書館  840.9358 J96    在架上    30550100601085
說明 ix, 217 pages ; 24 cm
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附註 "Against the background of intellectual and political debates in France during the 1950s and 1960s, Daniel Just examines literary narratives and works of literary criticism arguing that these texts are more politically engaged than they may initially appear. As writings by Roland Barthes, Maurice Blanchot, Albert Camus, and Marguerite Duras show, seemingly disengaged literary principles - such as blankness, minimalism, silence, and indeterminateness - can be deployed to a number of potent political and ethical ends. At the time the main focus of this activism was the escalation of violence in colonial Algeria. The poetics formulated by these writers suggests that blankness, weakness, and withdrawal from action are not symptoms of impotence and political escapism in the face of historical events, but deliberate literary strategies aimed to neutralize the drive to dominate others that characterized the colonial project"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-211) and index
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: literature and engagement; 2. Neutral writing and Roland Barthes's theory of exhausted literature; 3. Maurice Blanchot and the politics of narrative genres; 4. Literary weakness: Maurice Blanchot, commitment, and decolonization; 5. The poverty of history and memory: Albert Camus's Algeria; 6. Albert Camus and the politics of shame; 7. Marguerite Duras, war traumas, and the dilemmas of literary representation; 8. Literary void: ethics and politics in Marguerite Duras's hybrid stories; 9. Conclusion: the literature of exhaustion, weakness, and blankness; Bibliography
主題 French literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Politics and literature -- France -- History -- 20th century
Ethics in literature
Decolonization in literature
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