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              France Contemporaine, La

              France Contemporaine, La (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 4th edition)

              By Edmiston, William F.; Dumenil, Annie

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              Improves your understanding of the Francophone world and your communication in French, using up-to-date information on the political, social, technological, economic, and rich cultural forces that affect this fascinating country and its people.

              ISBN 9781428231238
              Released AU 29 May 2009
              Publisher Cengage Learning, Inc
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Language (French)
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              Hindsight and Insight: Focalization in Four Eighteenth-Century French Novels

              Hindsight and Insight: Focalization in Four Eighteenth-Century French Novels (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Edmiston, William F.

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              William F. Edmiston revises current theories of what narratologists call focalization and applies his revised theory to four eighteenth-century French memoir-novels.Hindsight and Insight contributes to our knowledge of the history and evolution of the novel by demonstrating that ...France's earliest novelists were already engaged in the kinds of narrative experimentation that are usually associated with modern writers. It presents an analysis of the narrative point of view in both its theoretical aspects and its practical applications. Edmiston exposes the inadequacies of current concepts of focalization and proposes a revised concept that is applicable to personal narration, one that can accommodate all the focal possibilities available to the first-person narrator. He applies this concept to four French memior-novels: Les Egarements du coeur et de l'esprit by Marivaux, Manon Lescaut by Revost, and La Religieuse by Diderot.Each of these well-known novels offers a different case study and raises specific theoretical questions of selective focalization, forms of reported speech, problems of temporal ambiguity, manipulation of the reader, narratorial reliability, and cognitive privilege. Edmiston's study proposes a reading of the novels that resolves certain problems of interpretation raised by other recent studies.
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              ISBN 9780271028095
              Released AU 15 Jun 2008
              Publisher Pennsylvania State University
              Interest Age General Audience
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