Circles of Censorship: Censorship and its Metaphors in French History, Literature, and Theory

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byNicholas Harrison

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* Provocative analysis of censorship in modern French literary culture Circles of Censorship examines the ideas and practice of censorship and of freedom of expression in post-revolutionary French literary culture. Focusing on the fate of the work of writers such as Flaubert and Sade, and on the Freudian-influenced attempts by the Surrealists and Tel Quel to evadecensorship, Nicholas Harrison presents a critique of the ideas on censorship which currently dominate the discourses of human rights, psychoanalysis and literary culture.

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* Provocative analysis of censorship in modern French literary culture Circles of Censorship examines the ideas and practice of censorship and of freedom of expression in post-revolutionary French literary culture. Focusing on the fate of the work of writers such as Flaubert and Sade, and on the Freudian-influenced attempts by the Su...

Nicholas Harrison, Research Fellow, St Catharine's College, Cambridge.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:254 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.1 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 13:9780198159094

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`stimulating and well-researched book. ... This is certainly a fascinating and readable account of the complex and ambiguous relationship between writer and censor, whether on legal-historical or psycho-analytic levels.'MLR, 92.3, 1997