Literature, Ethics, And Decolonization In Postwar France by Daniel Just

Full Title: Literature, Ethics, And Decolonization In Postwar France: The Politics Of Disengagement
Author/Editor(s): Daniel Just (1974-)
ISBN: 1107093880, 9781107093881
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published Place: New York
Published/Copyright Year: 2015
Language: English
Physical Description: 24 cm
LCCN: 2014034516
Number of pages: 217 (ix, 217 pages)
Categories:
French Literature > 20th Century > History And Criticism
Politics And Literature > France > History > 20th Century
Ethics In Literature
Decolonization In Literature
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / General > Bisacsh
Decolonization In Literature > Fast > (OCoLC)fst00889123
Ethics In Literature > Fast > (OCoLC)fst00915860
French Literature > Fast > (OCoLC)fst00934688
Politics And Literature > Fast > (OCoLC)fst01069960
France > Fast > (OCoLC)fst01204289


Content:
"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.
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.

Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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ISBNPlus ID: UPE.BW94.38870-11-2096174
Other ID: 889736722(OCLC);GBB4D3436(NBN);889521927(OCLC)
Nature: Bibliographies
Form: Nonfiction
LC Call No: PQ307.P64 J87 2015
Dewey Decimal: 840.9/358
Released Date: 20150318

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APA Style:
Just, D. (2015). Literature, Ethics, And Decolonization In Postwar France: The Politics Of Disengagement. New York: Cambridge University Press.

MLA Style:
Just, Daniel. Literature, Ethics, And Decolonization In Postwar France: The Politics Of Disengagement. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015. Print.

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Just, Daniel. Literature, Ethics, And Decolonization In Postwar France: The Politics Of Disengagement. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015.