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The Resource Literature, ethics, and decolonization in postwar France : the politics of disengagement, Daniel Just, (electronic resource)

Literature, ethics, and decolonization in postwar France : the politics of disengagement, Daniel Just, (electronic resource)

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Literature, ethics, and decolonization in postwar France : the politics of disengagement
Title
Literature, ethics, and decolonization in postwar France
Title remainder
the politics of disengagement
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Just
Title variation
Literature, Ethics, & Decolonization in Postwar France
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Against the background of intellectual and political debates in France during the 1950s and 1960s, Daniel Just examines literary narratives and works of literary criticism arguing that these texts are more politically engaged than they may initially appear. As writings by Roland Barthes, Maurice Blanchot, Albert Camus, and Marguerite Duras show, seemingly disengaged literary principles - such as blankness, minimalism, silence, and indeterminateness - can be deployed to a number of potent political and ethical ends. At the time the main focus of this activism was the escalation of violence in colonial Algeria. The poetics formulated by these writers suggests that blankness, weakness, and withdrawal from action are not symptoms of impotence and political escapism in the face of historical events, but deliberate literary strategies aimed to neutralize the drive to dominate others that characterized the colonial project.--
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1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Just, Daniel
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • French literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Ethics in literature
  • Decolonization in literature
Label
Literature, ethics, and decolonization in postwar France : the politics of disengagement, Daniel Just, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316145463
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: literature and engagement; 2. Neutral writing and Roland Barthes's theory of exhausted literature; 3. Maurice Blanchot and the politics of narrative genres; 4. Literary weakness: Maurice Blanchot, commitment, and decolonization; 5. The poverty of history and memory: Albert Camus's Algeria; 6. Albert Camus and the politics of shame; 7. Marguerite Duras, war traumas, and the dilemmas of literary representation; 8. Literary void: ethics and politics in Marguerite Duras's hybrid stories; 9. Conclusion: the literature of exhaustion, weakness, and blankness; Bibliography
Control code
CR9781316145463
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 217 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781316145463
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903346390
Label
Literature, ethics, and decolonization in postwar France : the politics of disengagement, Daniel Just, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316145463
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: literature and engagement; 2. Neutral writing and Roland Barthes's theory of exhausted literature; 3. Maurice Blanchot and the politics of narrative genres; 4. Literary weakness: Maurice Blanchot, commitment, and decolonization; 5. The poverty of history and memory: Albert Camus's Algeria; 6. Albert Camus and the politics of shame; 7. Marguerite Duras, war traumas, and the dilemmas of literary representation; 8. Literary void: ethics and politics in Marguerite Duras's hybrid stories; 9. Conclusion: the literature of exhaustion, weakness, and blankness; Bibliography
Control code
CR9781316145463
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 217 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781316145463
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903346390

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