Isotopias: Places and Spaces in French War Fiction of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries - Modern French Identities 119 (Paperback)Peter Tame (author)
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The corpus of novels selected for this project covers a wide variety of examples of fictional worlds: the spiritual, the marginal, the regional, the ideological, the psychological, the erotic, the ecological and the political. The methods of analysis identify these worlds, demonstrate both how they function in relation to the characters in the novels and how they affect the reader, and provide further illumination on the intentions, achievements and ideologies of the characters and of the novelists concerned. One of the findings of the study is that the greater the stress of war and conflict the more authors and characters tend to seek refuge in their imaginary (isotopic) worlds.
Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Number of pages: 572
Weight: 860 g
Dimensions: 225 x 150 x 33 mm
Edition: New edition
(Angela Kimyongur, French Studies 71/2 2017)
"Peter Tame's book [...] is a major work of scholarship."
(John Fletcher, Journal of European Studies 45(4) 2015)