A thought-provoking, in-depth study of Paul Morand's writings whih emphasizes Morand's contribution to Modernism in the 1920s and his involvement with the Vichy regime in the 1940s. Such masterpieces as 'Tendres stocks', 'Ouvert la nuit', and 'Rien que la terre' are closely analyzed to demonstrate Morand's profound impact on the evolution of the modern short story and travel writing. Professor Thibault thoroughly examines Morand's nine volumes of chronicles which deal with the author's impressions of the Depression, the Popular Front, the Occupation of France during the Second World War, and the politics of collaboration.
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Professor of French at the University of Delaware, Brunot Thibault comes from Paris, France. He has earned doctorates in French literature and civilization from both sides of the Atlantic: one from the University of Paris and the other from the University of Maryland. A specialist in 20th century and contemporary French literature, civilization and film, he has taught at the University of Delaware since 1987. Dr. Bruno Thibault is the author of three books, L'Allure de Morand: du Modernisme au Petainisme (Birmingham: Summa Publications, 1993), DaniÃ¨le Sallenave et le don des morts (Amsterdam & New York: Editions Rodopi, 2003) and J.M.G. Le Clezio et la metaphore exotique (Amsterdam & New York: Editions Rodopi, 2009), as well as of several articles on modern and contemporary French writers and filmmakers (Paul Valery, Henri Michaux, Jean-Paul Sartre, DaniÃ¨le Sallenave, Pascal Quignard, Olivier Rolin, Jean Rolin, Jacques Rivette, Jean-Luc Godard, Tony Gatlif). Dr. Thibault has also co-edited three volumes of essays on the 2008 laureate of the Nobel prize in literature:Lectures d une oeuvre : J.M.G. Le Clezio, intertextualite et interculturalite (Presses de l'Universite de Versailles, 2004), J.M.G. Le Clezio, la francophonie et la question postcoloniale (Nouvelles Etudes Francophones, Lafayette, Louisiana, 2005) and Contes, nouvelles & romances : L art du bref chez J.M.G. Le Clezio (Paris, Editions Complicites, 2009). Bruno Thibault has served as Associate Editor for Nouvelles Etudes Francophones from 2005 to 2009. He is now serving as Editor-in-Chief for Les Cahiers Le Clezio. Research Interests: The Art of Speculative Prose from Valery to Quignard, Poetry and Abstraction The Writing of Voice and Song French Feminism(s) , Literature, Myths and Archetypes May 68: Revolution and Consumerism , French Masters of the Short Story and Tale, Travel Writing and the Paradoxes of Globalization, Adaptation and Transposition in French Film, The Fall of Communism and the Rewriting of European HistoryReview:
...L'Allure de Morand...amply (fulfills) its role as a general introduction to Morand's work and political outlook for the non-French student of France. --French Studies
...Throughout his study, Thibault articulates scholarly insights in a lively, incisive style. The result is a book which is at once thought-provoking and genuinely pleasurable to read...(this book) combines a keen eye for literary form with shrewd insight into the ideological maelstrom of twentieth-century France. --Alex G. Hargreaves, Modern Language --Modern Language Review
...Le merite de L'Allure de Morand est avant tout de jeter un nouvel eclairange sur une oeuvre qui n'est pas depourvue de valeur litteraire. -- --Dalhousie French Studies
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Book Description Summa Pubns, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 166 pages. French language. 9.50x6.50x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0917786904
Book Description Summa Pubns, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0917786904