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Author: R R Bowker Publishing,In Print 1996-97 Books

Publisher: R. R. Bowker

ISBN: 9780835237895

Category: Out-of-print books

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A Modern History from the Revolution to the War with Terror

Author: Jonathan Fenby

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250096855

Category: History

Page: 544

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With the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815, the next two centuries for France would be tumultuous. Critically acclaimed historian and political commentator Jonathan Fenby provides an expert and riveting journey through this period as he recounts and analyzes the extraordinary sequence of events of this period from the end of the First Revolution through two others, a return of Empire, three catastrophic wars with Germany, periods of stability and hope interspersed with years of uncertainty and high tensions. As her cross-channel neighbor Great Britain would equally suffer, France was to undergo the wrenching loss of colonies in the post-Second World War era as the new modern world we know today took shape. Her attempts to become the leader of the European union was a constant struggle, as was her lack of support for America in the two Gulf Wars of the past twenty years. Alongside this came huge social changes and cultural landmarks, but also fundamental questioning of what this nation, which considers itself exceptional, really stood—and stands—for. That saga and those questions permeate the France of today, now with an implacable enemy to face in the form of Islamic extremism which so bloodily announced itself this year in Paris. Fenby will detail every event, every struggle, and every outcome across this expanse of 200 years. It will prove to be the definitive guide to understanding France.

The Broken Window

Beckett's Dramatic Perspective

Author: Jane Alison Hale

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9780911198829

Category: Drama

Page: 185

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The author defines and analyzes the new type of theatrical perspective invented by Samuel Beckett. She begins with an overview of the changes of the definition of twentieth century-knowledge (e.g, art, science, philosophy, and psychology) then discusses the concepts of time, space, and movement which underlie Beckett's notion and use of perspective in the theater. The Broken Window shows how Beckett translates a number of twentieth-century esthetic and philosophical concerns - the impossibility of separating subject and object, the indeterminacy of time and space, the inevitability of movement and change - into specific dramatic techniques and traces their evolution through close textual analyses of six plays. Hale is the first critic to define Beckett's theatrical techniques in terms of the notion of perspective and to link them to similar innovations in the plastic arts. In addition, no critic has so exhaustively elaborated Beckett's premises of indeterminacy, the inevitability of perception, and the breakdown of the subject/object relationship.

Baudelaire to Beckett

A Century of French Art & Literature : a Catalogue of Books, Manuscripts, and Related Material Drawn from the Collections of the Humanities Research Center

Author: Carlton Lake,University of Texas at Austin. Humanities Research Center

Publisher: Austin : Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin


Category: Arts, French

Page: 204

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Beauvoir and Sartre

The Riddle of Influence

Author: Christine Daigle,Jacob Golomb

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253220378

Category: Philosophy

Page: 280

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Addresses questions of influence between two of the 20th century's greatest minds

Modern French Short Fiction

An Anthology

Author: Johnnie Gratton,Brigitte Le Juez

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719042119

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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The fifteen writers included in this anthology represent the best of the genre. Not only is there a substantial introduction covering the history of the short story, thematic trends, developments in narrative technique and the notion of the genre, but each story also comes with its own preface and notes.


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Category: Languages, Modern

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