The Cambridge Introduction to Francophone Literature
By (author) Patrick Corcoran
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Cambridge Introduction to Francophone Literature by Patrick Corcoran
Book DescriptionThe literature of French-speaking countries forms a distinct body of work quite separate from literature written in France itself, offering a passionate creative engagement with their postcolonial cultures. This book provides an introduction to the literatures that have emerged in the French-speaking countries and regions of the world in recent decades, illustrating their astonishing breadth and diversity, and exploring their constant state of tension with the literature of France. The study opens with a wide-ranging discussion of the idea of francophonie. Each chapter then provides readers with historical background to a particular region and identifies the key issues that have influenced the emergence of a literature in French, before going on to examine in detail a selection of the major writers. These case studies tackle many of the key authors of the francophone world, as well as authors writing today.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521849715
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 25-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Patrick Corcoran
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A stimulating overview of the literature of French-speaking nations in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.
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Author Biography - Patrick Corcoran
Patrick Corcoran is Assistant Dean in the School of Arts at Roehampton University.
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