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Published: 07 May 2020

304 Pages | 1 color illustration

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781789620658

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What Forms Can Do

The Work of Form in 20th- and 21st- Century French Literature and Thought

Edited by Patrick Crowley and Shirley Jordan

Liverpool University Press

Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures LUP

  • Offers exciting new perspectives on the agency of form in twentieth- and twenty-first century French and Francophone writing
  • Reveals how forms evolve as they rise to the ever shifting challenge of responding to the everyday and the real
  • Analyses formal experiments across a wide range of genres including the novel, life writing, travel writing, poetry and the phototext
  • Offers rich material on the formal devices of experimental life writing explored in six of its chapters
  • Asks important questions about how we read form