Connon, Daisy: Subjects Not-At-Home: Forms of the Uncanny in the Contemporary French Novel: Emmanuel Carrere, Marie Ndiaye, Eugene Savitzkaya

ISubjects Not-at-home /Iis the first book-length study of the concept of the uncanny (IDas Unheimliche/I) in the context of French literature. It explores the ways in which certain contemporary French novelists are exploiting the themes, imagery and dynamics of the uncanny to generate a repertoire of narrative tactics for the portrayal of the Ichez soi/I. Through an analysis of nine novels by Marie NDiaye, Eugène Savitzkaya and Emmanuel Carrère, the author reveals a developing tendency within current writing to re-appropriate figures of the strange - the double, intellectual uncertainty, the fragmented body, the spectral, the haunted house - in order to represent the 'familiar' spaces of the home, the family, the self and the everyday. This problematic is situated with respect to tendencies in present-day French writing, with the uncanny being viewed as a particular approach to the contemporary novel's inclination to privilege the site of the Ichez soi/I. Readings of the literary texts are informed by philosophical, psychoanalytic and literary reinterpretations of the Freudian uncanny, with an emphasis on the historical and contextual evolution of the concept itself.

Artikelnummer: 978-90-420-3005-3
Fr. 176.45
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Autor Connon, Daisy
Verlag Brill Academic Pub
Einband Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
Erscheinungsjahr 2010
Seitenangabe 295 S.
Meldetext Fremdlagertitel. Lieferzeit unbestimmt
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Masse H22.8 cm x B15.4 cm x D2.2 cm 453 g
Reihe Faux Titre
Reihenbandnummer 347