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Published: 01 July 2019

304 Pages

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781786942180

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Beyond Return

Genre and Cultural Politics in Contemporary French Fiction

Lucas Hollister

Liverpool University Press

Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures LUP

  • Challenges existing critical frameworks and periodizations of contemporary French literature
  • Re-examines the status of modernist, postmodernist, and post-postmodernist aesthetics in French fiction
  • Offers original perspectives on popular genres like the mystery, the noir novel, the war novel, and dystopian fiction
  • Proposes exciting new political readings of influential contemporary authors and literary movements
  • Presents new interpretations of the significance of literature in the cultural landscape of contemporary France