Robbe-Grillet and the Fantastic: A Collection of Essays

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Virginia Harger-Grinling, Tony Chadwick
GREENWOOD Publishing Group Incorporated, Jan 1, 1994 - Literary Criticism - 157 pages
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This collection is the first of its kind: it brings to North America essays that are organized around the theme of the fantastic in Alain Robbe-Grillet's writings. The essays are by leading critics in the field of Robbe-Grillet studies. The contributors' essays emphasize the style and content of Robbe-Grillet's work, tying them to the theme of the fantastic as a vehicle for subversion. This book is for students, scholars, and critics with an interest in French literature, modern French and European literature, those interested in the fantastic and modern literature, and all readers and students of Alain Robbe-Grillet.

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Contents

Fantasy Metafiction and Desire
11
Traces of the Trickster
35
Staging the Elusive Self
55
Copyright

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VIRGINIA HARGER-GRINLING is Professor and Head of the Department of French and Spanish at the Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John's.

TONY CHADWICK is Associate Professor and Director of the Humanities Program at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, and has published a variety of articles and papers on Robbe-Grillet, Sartre, and Malraux. He is co-author, with Virginia Harger-Grinling, of Alain Robbe-Grillet: Une bibliographie (1987).

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