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What is Literature for?

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ISBN: 9782722602755 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Collège de France
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Along with the theoretical or traditionally historical question “What is literature?”, the critical and political question “What can literature do?” begs an answer. What value do contemporary society and culture ascribe to literature? What utility? What role? “My confidence in the future of literature”, wrote Italo Calvino, consists in the knowledge that there are things that only literature can give us, by means specific to it”. Is this still relevant to us today?

Der Wille zum Subjekt

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Book Series: Sozialtheorie ISBN: 9783837626391 9783839426395 Year: DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839426395 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103315
Subject: History
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Marcus Otto unternimmt eine systemtheoretisch inspirierte genealogische Wiederbeschreibung eines Metanarrativs der Moderne, das sich als Imperativ politischer Inklusion historisch wirkmächtig an der Figur des Subjekts entfaltete. Dies impliziert die Dekonstruktion eines übergreifenden Willens zum Subjekt, der bis heute nicht nur in politischen und gesellschaftlichen Selbstbeschreibungen, sondern auch in der Historiographie vorherrscht. Mithin ist in einem umfassenden Sinne, der sich an der Figur des Subjekts kristallisiert, also der "Kopf des Königs noch immer nicht gerollt", wie Foucault einst bezogen auf das politische Denken formuliert hat.

Arab Women in Algeria

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ISBN: 9783110410228 9783110427363 Year: Pages: 105 DOI: 10.2478/9783110410228 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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The book presents the first English edition of Hubertine Auclert's Arab Women in Algeria which offers a unique picture of Algerian society in late 19th century. Hubertine Auclert (1848-1914) was one of the foremost militants for women's political rights in France from the mid-1870s. She lived in Algeria from 1888 to 1892, where she investigated the customs and traditions that defined the condition of women. She witnessed both the exploitation of women and that of the colonized people; in doing so, she drew a picture of colonial Algerian society. While women were mistreated by men (sale of prepubescent girls into marriage, forced marriage, repudiation permitted only to men, polygamy), Arab men were mistreated by the colonial administration and excluded from the government of Algeria. She denounced the contradictions and hypocrisy of French justice, which often enforced, for their own interest, the "anomalies" of Muslim law in contradiction with French law.The last chapter of the book comprises of several striking anecdotes that illustrate the author's theoretical views.

Maurice Blanchot, entre roman et récit

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ISBN: 9782840161738 9782821851030 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Presses universitaires de Paris Nanterre
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Le 14 septembre 2011, dans l’émission de Laure Adler Hors champ sur France Culture, Jean-Luc Godard tenait les propos suivants : « Question : Expliquez-nous la différence entre du cinéma vrai et des films, faire des films. Réponse : Les films on peut les voir, le cinéma on ne peut pas le voir. On peut juste voir ce qu’on ne peut pas voir… de l’inconnu ou des choses comme cela… Question : C’est cela que vous tentez de faire ? approcher de l’invisible… Réponse : Ce qu’on fait naturellement, ce ...

If I say If: The Poems and Short Stories of Boris Vian

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ISBN: 9781922064622 Year: Pages: 412 DOI: 10.20851/vian-if Language: English
Publisher: University of Adelaide Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Boris Vian is a rare phenomenon. Nothing short of a national treasure in France, he is hardly known overseas. In his lifetime, he divided literary opinion with masterpieces that failed to sell and best sellers that caused outrage, trials and even deaths, including his own. As an impresario, he became the figurehead of the jazz scene that marked the French left bank at the end of the Second World War and was responsible for bringing Duke Ellington and Miles Davis to France. As a musician, he played his trumpet against the advice of cardiologists, sang pacifist songs before audiences of outraged patriots and, in passing, created French rock ‘n’ roll. Posthumously, he became known for his theatre, film scripts and poetry as well as for his novels. And in May ’68 he became a revolutionary icon.

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