The Anticipation Novelists of 1950s French Science Fiction: Stepchildren of Voltaire

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McFarland, Jan 10, 2014 - Literary Criticism - 248 pages
Following World War II, the Fleuve Noir publishing house published popular American genre fiction in translation for a French audience. Their imprint Anticipation specialized in science fiction, but mostly eschewed translations from English, preferring instead French work, thus making the imprint an important outlet for native French postwar ideas and aesthetics. This critical text examines in ideological terms eleven writers who published under the Anticipation imprint, revealing the way these writers criticized midcentury notions of progress while adapting and reworking American genre formats.
 

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Contents

Foreword
1
Introduction
7
1 Background
11
2 The Moderates
31
3 The Extremist
76
4 The Conservatives
94
5 The Radicals
140
6 A Last Word
183
7 Conclusion
193
Chapter Notes
199
Bibliography
211
Index
225
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Bradford Lyau has taught at various universities in California and Europe. He has published several academic articles analyzing science fiction and is a lifelong traveler to historical sites. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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