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L'Œuvre sans fin. Réception des romans de Monique Saint-Hélier par la critique française (1932-1955)

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Book Series: Histoire des Idées et Critique Littéraire ISBN: 9782600017626 Year: Pages: 494 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_579630 Language: French
Publisher: Librairie Droz Grant: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - OAPEN-CH - 163540
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- Social Sciences --- Arts in general --- Performing Arts
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Monique Saint-Hélier became quite successful during the 1930s in particular because of the violent controversy that surrounded her second novel, Bois-Mort. How is it that Saint-Hélier’s work provoked such passionate criticism, but encountered nothing but disinterest after the war? Studying unpublished sources as well as a vast corpus of book reviews, the author explores by this quite particular literary path, as well as the variations in how a work is received over time.

Violent Modernists

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ISBN: 9780810129627 9780810129306 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Northwestern University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102792
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Kai Evers’s Violent Modernists: The Aesthetics of Destruction in Twentieth-Century German Literature develops a new understanding of German modernism that moves beyond the oversimplified dichotomy of an avant-garde prone to aggression on the one hand and a modernism opposed to violence on the other. Analyzing works by Robert Musil, Franz Kafka, Karl Kraus, Walter Benjamin, Elias Canetti, and others, Evers argues that these authors are among the most innovative thinkers on violence and its impact on contemporary concepts of the self, history, and society.

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Literature --- Literature --- Germany --- Musil --- Kafka --- Benjamin --- Kraus --- Canetti --- Twentieth --- Aesthetics --- Destruction

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