Plotting to Kill (Writing About Women)

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In seven highly autobiographical French novels from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, fiction brings to real life a simple resolution. These novels plot to kill a female character based on a woman in the author's life, a person who was still alive when the novel was published.
Because these novels both depend on and radically diverge from autobiographical reality, they are uniquely instructive about the nature of fiction itself. Reading the life stories in relation to the plots, Mortimer brings into sharp critical focus plot, plotting, and the plotable. Always interesting, often revealing, this probing analysis of a special type of autobiographical fiction, with its distinctive treatment of real and fictionalized women, will stimulate and entertain the reader.Corinne, Constant's Adolphe, Gide's L'immoraliste and La porte étroite, Alain-Fournier's Le grand Meaulnes, Radiguet's Le diable au corps, and Beauvoir's L'invitée.

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The Author: Armine Kotin Mortimer, who received her Ph.D. from Yale in 1974, is Professor of French Literature and Criticism and Interpretive Theory at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of three previous books, including La clôture narrative and The Gentlest Law: Roland Barthes's «The Pleasure of the Text» (Peter Lang 1989). She has published many articles in both French and English, on topics largely in narrative literature ranging across five centuries.

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«Mortimer has produced a solid narratological study with the fascination of a good detective story. Her rich analyses of how the actual experience of these writers enters the main plots and subtexts of their fiction bring new insights to these well-known works.» (Mary Anne O'Neil, PHL)
«Mortimer...has succeeded in shedding fresh light on important works of fiction and in redefining significant aspects of the complex relations between fiction, truth, autobiography, plot, mimesis, and referentiality.» (Gita May, French Review)

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Book Description Peter Lang Publishing Inc, United States, 1991. Hardback. Condition: New. Neuausg. Language: English. Brand new Book. In seven highly autobiographical French novels from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, fiction brings to real life a simple resolution. These novels plot to kill a female character based on a woman in the author's life, a person who was still alive when the novel was published.Because these novels both depend on and radically diverge from autobiographical reality, they are uniquely instructive about the nature of fiction itself. Reading the life stories in relation to the plots, Mortimer brings into sharp critical focus plot, plotting, and the plotable. Always interesting, often revealing, this probing analysis of a special type of autobiographical fiction, with its distinctive treatment of real and fictionalized women, will stimulate and entertain the reader.Corinne, " Constant's "Adolphe, " Gide's "L'immoraliste" and "La porte etroite, " Alain-Fournier's "Le grand Meaulnes, " Radiguet's "Le diable au corps, " and Beauvoir's "L'invitee.". Seller Inventory # LIB9780820414355

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