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Published: 01 November 2018

304 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9781786941329

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Frères Ennemis

The French in American Literature, Americans in French Literature

William Cloonan

Liverpool University Press

  • First study of Franco-American tensions from a purely literary perspective
  • Discussions of the theme park concept from Versailles through EuroDisney to the contemporary quartier of Saint-Germain-Des-Prés
  • Describes contemporary French fiction's new interest in the American experience
  • Introduces concept of urban colonization to explain the American tendency to turn major parts of France and Europe into what are essentially American colonies
  • A description of a paradigm which clarifies, with a significant reversal and some variations, the nature of the Franco-American relationship from the 1870s through the Cold War
  • Examines the English language as a tool of cultural dominance