Nathalie Sarraute, Fiction And Theory: Questions of Difference by Ann JeffersonNathalie Sarraute, Fiction And Theory: Questions of Difference by Ann Jefferson

Nathalie Sarraute, Fiction And Theory: Questions of Difference

byAnn Jefferson

Paperback | June 22, 2006

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Nathalie Sarraute, initially hailed as a leading theorist and exemplar of the nouveau roman, is now regarded as a major French novelist in her own right. Ann Jefferson offers a new perspective on Sarraute's entire oeuvre--her fiction, her outstanding autobiography Enfance and her influential critical writings--by focusing on the crucial issue of difference that emerges as one of her central preoccupations. Jefferson explores Sarraute's fundamental ambivalence to differences of various kinds, including questions of gender and genre.
Title:Nathalie Sarraute, Fiction And Theory: Questions of DifferenceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.51 inPublished:June 22, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521027268

ISBN - 13:9780521027267


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. Difference and Human Relations: 1. Difference and dissension; 2. Subjectivity and indistinction; 3. Abjection into art; Part II. The Body and Sexual Difference: 4. Minds, bodies and the new unanimism; 5. Sexual indifference; Part III. Genre and Difference: 6. Criticism and 'the terrible desire to establish contact'; 7. Same difference: reprise and variation; Conclusion: death and the impossible difference; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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