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French Cycling

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Book Series: Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures ISBN: 9781846318351 9781781386590 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Liverpool University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100315
Subject: Social Sciences
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French Cycling: a Social and Cultural History aims to provide a balanced and detailed analytical survey of the complex leisure activity, sport, and industry that is cycling in France. Identifying key events, practices, stakeholders and institutions in the history of French cycling, the volume presents an interdisciplinary analysis of how cycling has been significant in French society and culture since the late Nineteenth century. Based on a very wide range of primary and secondary sources, the volume aims to present in clear language an explanation of the varied significance of cycling in France over the last hundred years.

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Languages --- French

Marie NDiaye

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Book Series: Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures ISBN: 9781846319464 9781781385678 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Liverpool University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100311
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This is the first critical study in English to focus exclusively on the work of Marie NDiaye, born in central France in 1967, winner of the Prix Femina (2001), the Prix Goncourt (2009), shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize (2013), and widely considered to be one of the most important French authors of her generation. Andrew Asibong argues that at the heart of NDiaye’s world lurks an indefinable ‘blankness’ which makes it impossible for the reader to decode narrative at the level of psychology or event. Considering each of NDiaye’s works (including her novels, theatre, short fiction and writing for children), Asibong assesses the aesthetic, emotional and political stakes of NDiaye’s portraits of impenetrable selfhood. His book provides an original and provocative framework within which to read NDiaye as a simultaneously hybrid and hyper-French cultural figure, fascinating and fantastical practitioner of the postmodern – and reluctantly postcolonial – ‘blank arts’.

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Languages --- French

Michel Houellebecq

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Book Series: Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures ISBN: 9781846318610 9781781387665 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Liverpool University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100312
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Michel Houellebecq is perhaps the single most successful and controversial of all contemporary novelists writing in French. Houellebecq has become a global publishing phenomenon: his books have been translated worldwide, three film adaptations of his work have been produced, and the author has been the subject of million-euro publishing deals and of successive media scandals in France. His novels narrate a metaphysical mutation or paradigm shift through which humanity as we know it ceases to be the over-riding value or focus of our world when it comes into conflict with a competitor in the form of a post-human or neo-human species. It is the aim of this book to appraise the global significance of Houellebecq’s novelistic visions while at the same time situating them within the context of French literature, culture and society.

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Languages --- French

The French party system

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ISBN: 9780719061196 Year: DOI: 10.9760/mupoa/9780719061196 Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Political Science
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This book provides a complete overview of political parties in France. The social and ideological profiles of all the major parties are analysed chapter by chapter, highlighting their principal functions and dynamics within the system. This examination is complemented by analyses of bloc and system features, including the pluralist left, Europe, and the ideological space in which the parties operate. In particular, the book addresses the impressive capacity of French parties and their leaders to adapt themselves to the changing concerns of their electorates and to a shifting institutional context. Contrary to the apparently fragmentary system and increasingly hostile clashes between political personalities, the continuities in the French political system seem destined to persist. Drawing on the expertise of its French and British contributors, 'The French party system' forms a benchmark study of the state of party politics in France. It will be an essential text for all students of French politics and parties, and for students of European politics more generally.

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france --- government --- politics --- french

The political philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The impossibility of reason

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ISBN: 9780719065804 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Philosophy
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This exciting new book presents the first overview of Jean Jacques Rousseau's work from a political science perspective. Was Rousseau - the great theorist of the French Revolution - really a conservative? This original study argues that the author of The Social Contract was a constitutionalist much closer to Madison, Montesquieu and Locke than to revolutionaries. Outlining his profound opposition to Godless materialism and revolutionary change, this book finds parallels between Rousseau and Burke, as well as showing that Rousseau developed the first modern theory of nationalism. The book presents an integrated political analysis of Rousseau's educational, ethical, religious and political writings, and will be essential reading for students of politics, philosophy and the history of ideas.

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france --- revolution --- french --- rousseau

The Lays of Marie de France

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Book Series: Mingling Voices ISSN: 19179413 ISBN: 9781927356357 9781927356364 9781927356371 Year: Pages: 160 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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The twelve ÒlaysÓ of Marie de France, the earliest known French woman poet, are here presented in sprightly English verse by poet and translator David R. Slavitt. Traditional Breton folktales were the raw material for Marie de FranceÕs series of lively but profound considerations of love, life, death, fidelity and betrayal, and luck and fate. They offer acute observations about the choices that women make, startling in the late twelfth century and challenging even today. Combining a womanÕs wisdom with an impressive technical bravura, the lays are a minor treasure of European culture.

Unbecoming Language

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ISBN: 9780814213841 9780814255018 Year: DOI: 10.26818/9780814213841 Language: English
Publisher: The Ohio State University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103028
Subject: Gender Studies
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In Unbecoming Language, Annabel L. Kim examines a corpus of French literature writing against difference. Inaugurated by Nathalie Sarraute and sustained in the work of Monique Wittig and Anne Garréta, this corpus highlights three generations of the twentieth and recent twenty-first centuries and the direct chain of influence between them. Kim considers these writers, and the story of literature’s political potential, as a way of rereading and reinterpreting each writer’s individual corpus—rearticulating the strain of anti-difference feminist thought that has been largely forgotten in our (Anglo-American) histories of French feminisms.

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Literature --- French --- Feminism --- Literature

Dessins français du XVIIe siècle : Inventaire de la collection de la Réserve du département des Estampes et de la Photographie

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ISBN: 9782717726190 DOI: 10.4000/books.editionsbnf.988 Language: French
Publisher: Éditions de la Bibliothèque nationale de France
Subject: Arts in general
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Encore trop peu connu, le fonds de dessins du département des Estampes et de la Photographie de la Bibliothèque nationale de France constitue une des collections les plus riches qui soient, sans doute équivalente à celle du département des Arts graphiques du musée du Louvre. Cet inventaire consacré à cinq cent soixante feuilles de l’école française du xviie siècle conservées à la Réserve du département vient mettre en valeur une partie essentielle de ce fonds. Formant le cœur de la collection de dessins de maîtres français du xviie siècle, cet ensemble, d’une profonde originalité, renferme, à côté de feuilles de maîtres connus et bien représentés dans les collections publiques françaises, de nombreux dessins en rapport avec des estampes. Couvrant les vastes champs de création de la gravure, il révèle des artistes oubliés ou trop souvent assimilés par l’histoire de l’art à un seul genre (tels Louis Richer, Marin Desmarestz, Daniel Rabel ou Claude Spierre). Fruit de recherches approfondies, qui ont permis de vérifier les attributions et de préciser l’appareil bibliographique de chaque pièce, ce travail s’inscrit dans un cadre chronologique qui va de la génération des artistes nés vers 1590 (celle de Simon Vouet, Jacques Callot ou Pierre Brebiette), jusqu’à celle, qui naît vers 1650-1655, des Bonnart, grands diffuseurs des gravures de mode. Illustration de couverture Brebiette, Cérès entre Junon et Amphitrite, détail (voir n° 36, p. 34)

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drawing --- engraving --- French school

Francophonie and the Orient

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Book Series: Languages and Culture in History ISBN: 9789048540273 9789462988255 Year: Pages: 181 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Arts in general --- Languages and Literatures
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Based on transnational France-Asia approaches, this book studies Asian cultures once steeped in French civilisation but free of a colonial mode in order to highlight the transliterary examples of cultural transfer. This book is a pioneering study of the Francophone phenomenon within the context of cultures categorised as non-Francophone. Espousing a transcultural approach, Francophonie and the Orient examines the emergence of French heritage in the Far-East, the various forms of its manifestation, and the modes of its identification.Several thematic signposts guide the diverse pathways of the research. Firstly, the question is posed as to whether colonisation is the ultimate coat of arms for entry into Francophonie? Secondly, the book raises issues relative to Asian Francophone works: the emergence of literatures with French expression from Asian countries historically free of French domination. Finally, the study reconfigures the Asian Francophone heritage with new paradigms (transnational/global studies), which redefine the frontiers of Francophonie in Asia.&#xD;

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Literary studies --- French --- Asia

Gesammelte Aufsätze zur altfranzösischen Epik

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Book Series: De Gruyter Collection ISBN: 9783110615692 Year: Volume: 2 Pages: 475 DOI: 10.1515/9783110615692 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Conceived as a companion volume to his Onomastics of the Song of Roland (2017), Beckmann’s eighteen Collected Essays on Old French Epic Poetry presents a multi-faceted panorama about the origins of the ancient chansons de geste. It includes the chansons of Ogier, Roland, William (Guillaume), Saxon epic poetry, the Pilgrimage of Charlemagne and Berthe with the Big Feet, and Renaut de Montauban.

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