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This book examines the entire literary production of French playwright and novelist Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt (b. 1960), listed by Publishing Trends as one of the most widely read authors in the world today. Schmitt's works have been translated into thirty-five languages and his plays performed in thirty countries. Professor Hsieh situates Schmitt within the French theatre tradition, while identifying recurring themes in his theatre and fiction, as well as intertextual references to other literary works. She highlights the relevance of his writings in today's increasingly multicultural societies, and describes the philosophy underlying his literary output and his ethics as a writer.
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Yvonne Y. Hsieh has a B.A. (Honours) in French from the University of British Columbia, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in French Literature from Stanford University. Before coming to the University of Victoria in 1987, she taught for two years at U.B.C., and held an Isaac Walton Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship there. She has served as Chair of the Department of French at UVic (1999-2002), and as Vice-President (2000-2002), then President (2002-2004), of the Canadian Association of University and College Teachers of French (CAUCTF). She specializes in French Literature of the 20th and 21st century, and has published on novelists, poets, and playwrights from this period. Her research work is primarily cross-cultural and interlingual in nature. She has a particular interest in East-West literary relationships (especially between France and China), in the perception and representation of other cultures in French Literature throughout the centuries, in French writers who have drawn inspirations from China, and in Chinese writers who have adopted French as their preferred language of creation. She is also the author of From Occupation to Revolution: China through the Eyes of Loti, Claudel, Segalen, and Malreaux (1895-1933), Summa Publications, 1995)
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