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- DescriptionMarguerite Duras and Alain Robbe-Grillet are two of the most prominent and influential writers of mid- to late-twentieth-century France. Not only has their constant questioning of the conventions of traditional, realist literature reflected the major preoccupations of recent avant-garde literary history, but their ground-breaking works have also been central to the creation and development of some of the most powerful critical theories of the period. Critics have tended to study Duras and Robbe-Grillet within the largely mutually exclusive theoretical discourses of feminism and structuralism, so overlooking the extensive and fruitful areas of common ground between them. This book uncovers evidence of a career-long intersexual literary rivalry between the two writers, which reached a peak following the phemenal success of Duras's L'Amant in 1984. By reading together chrological pairs of vels by Duras and Robbe-Grillet from throughout their parallel careers, the author sheds new light on both writers' works, rethinks certain received critical assumptions, and offers a new model, 'reading in pairs', for the study of male and female writers.
- Author BiographyThe Author: Julia Waters studied at the University of Oxford, where she has also taught French literature and language. She is a Lecturer in French Studies at the University of Bath, specialising in twentieth-century literature and cultural studies.
- Author(s)Julia Waters
- PublisherVerlag Peter Lang
- Date of Publication01/03/2000
- Series TitleModern French Identities
- Series Part/Volume Numberv. 2
- Place of PublicationPieterlen
- Country of PublicationSwitzerland
- ImprintVerlag Peter Lang
- Content Note1 illustration
- Weight340 g
- Width150 mm
- Height220 mm
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