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Published: 03 November 2020

288 Pages | 14 Illustrations

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198859680

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The Documentary Imagination in Twentieth-Century French Literature

Writing with Facts

Alison James

  • Broad in scope, offers a transversal account of the documentary imagination in French literature, including a consideration of modernism (Gide, Yourcenar), the avant-garde (surrealism and dissident surrealists), postwar experimental literature (Perec, Duras), and works of autobiography and testimony
  • Addresses and historicizes the question of the borders and border crossings between factual and fictional narratives
  • Relates literature to developments and debates in the realm of photography and documentary film, as well as questions of historical narrative and testimony