266 Pages
    by Routledge

    268 Pages
    by Routledge

    This is a major study of the Nobel prize-winning French novelist Claude Simon. Simon is a complex figure: for all that he writes in a distinctively modern fictional tradition (exemplified by Proust, Joyce, Beckett and Robbe-Grillet), his novels contain strong elements of visual representation alongside a very different king of free-floating, anti-realist writing.

    Introduction; Part I Contemporary Reactions and Reviews; Chapter 1 Remembrance of Things Passing, Jacques Guicharnaud; Chapter 2 Five Notes on Claude Simon, Maurice Merleau-Ponty; Chapter 3 Merleau-Ponty Replies to Claude Simon ‘Writer and Thinker’ (23 March 1961), trans. Celia Britton; Chapter 4 Fiction Word by Word, Claude Simon; Chapter 5 Working the Land, Jean Roudaut; Chapter 6 And What’s the Point of Making Things up?, Claude Simon; Part II Critical Readings; Chapter 7 Claude Simon and Representation, Michel Deguy; Chapter 8 ’Ut pictura poesis’: A Reading Of La Bataille de Pharsale, Françoise van Rossum-Guyon; Chapter 9 La Bataille de la phrase, Jean Ricardou; Chapter 10 An Energetics of Reading: Intertextual in Claude Simon, Mária minich Brewer; Chapter 11 Mise-en-abyme and Mirror Effects in Claude Simon, Lucien Dällenbach; Chapter 12; Notes on the Genesis of an Ecriture, Serge Doubrovsky; Chapter 13 Claude Simon, Stephen Heath; Chapter 14 Gender and War Narrative in La Route des Flandres, Lynn A. Higgins; Chapter 15 Diachrony and Synchrony in Fiction/History: Reading Histoire, David Carroll;


    Celia Britton