The French Comic Imagination: From Rabelais to Céline

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Summa Publications, Inc., 2006 - Comedy - 136 pages
In this study of seven exemplary comic writers from the Renaissance to the modern period, Professor Werner undertakes close readings of texts from each author while analyzing the larger vision of comedy that defines any one narrative oeuvre. From les Caracteres to A la recherche du temps perdu, from L'Education sentimentale to Mort a Credit, Stephen Werner argues for a revised view of comic fiction. Often underestimated by critics, this mode lies at the very heart of l'imaginaire francais by virtue of its creative force and its openness to modernity.
 

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Contents

Introducing French Comic Fiction
1
Paralysis
19
Philosophe Comedy
33
Comédie et bêtise
67
La Grande comédie
85
Closing the Circle
103
The French Comic Imagination
121
Index
137
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