J.m.g. Le Clézio: A Concerned Citizen Of The Global Village by Keith MoserJ.m.g. Le Clézio: A Concerned Citizen Of The Global Village by Keith Moser

J.m.g. Le Clézio: A Concerned Citizen Of The Global Village

byKeith Moser

Paperback | July 9, 2014

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This monograph represents the first comprehensive study of the multifaceted representations of the complex phenomenon of globalization in the diverse repertoire of the 2008 Nobel Laureate in Literature. This interdisciplinary investigation explores the original euphoria related to the ambivalent concept of the 'global village' and how this evaporated dream can perhaps be re-appropriated and redefined to create a better global society for both the human and Cosmic Other through the lens of Le Clézio's fiction.
Keith Moser is an assistant professor at Mississippi State University. After publishing his first book with The Edwin Mellen Press in 2008 entitled 'Privileged Moments' in the Novels and Short Stories of J.M.G. Le Clézio: His Contemporary Development of a Traditional French Literary Device, Moser has contributed several essays to peer-...
Title:J.m.g. Le Clézio: A Concerned Citizen Of The Global VillageFormat:PaperbackDimensions:230 pages, 8.94 × 6.12 × 0.7 inPublished:July 9, 2014Publisher:Lexington BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0739197592

ISBN - 13:9780739197592


Table of Contents

IntroductionChapter 1: The 'Global Village:' An Evaporated Dream Turned NightmareChapter 2: Defending the Marginalized and Disenfranchised Inhabitants of the Global VillageChapter 3: Consumerism, the Media, and the Anonymous Forces that Sustain the Modern World in Le Clézio's NarrativesChapter 4: Deconstructing the 'Genesis Myth' and Simulating Cosmic Empathy for the Entire Material UniverseChapter 5: Resisting Global Hegemonic Domination in Le Clézio's Narratives and the Importance of InterculturalityConclusionPostscript

Editorial Reviews

This book is extremely well written and organized; it is an excellent survey of Le Clézio criticism . . . which permits specialists and lay readers alike to perceive Le Clézio's work from another angle.  But, what is most remarkable about Moser's work is that it highlights . . . what a literary work can do by correctly showing that literature is a space that allows for reflection about our socioeconomic system which also facilitates communication amongst cultures in order to explore possible solutions to our problems.