Modern French Literature Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)


Britton, Celia. The Nouveau Roman: Fiction, Theory, and Politics. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1992, 231 p.

Focuses on the nouveau roman style of novel-writing in France, leading into a discussion of the counter-reaction to this style of writing during the 1980s.

Hamer, Kathyryn. “Cultural (Pre)Occupation: Comoedia and French Identity, 1941-44.” Literature and History 10 (spring 2001): 42-53.

A discussion of literary activity in France during the second world war.

Hodson, Leighton, ed. Marcel Proust: The Critical Heritage. London and New York: Routledge, 1989, 421 p.

Selected essays from a conference focusing on the exploration of the relationship between aspects of history, literature, and film.

Hollier, Denis, ed. A New History of French Literature. Cambridge, MA, and London: Harvard University Press, 1989, 1150 p.

A detailed history of French literature, from 778 A.D. to the present day.

Kaplan, Alice Yaeger. Reproductions of Banality: Fascism, Literature, and French Intellectual Life. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1986, 214 p.

Study of the effect of fascism on French literary and intellectual activity.

Poster, Mark. Existential Marxism in Postwar France: From Sartre to Althusser. Princeton. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1975, 415 p.

Examines the relationship between Marxism and existentialism as a dominant theme of French intellectual thought in postwar France.

Scott, Malcolm. The Struggle for the Soul of the French Novel: French Catholic and Realist Novelists, 1850-1970. London: Macmillan, 1989, 294 p.

Traces the relationship between religious influence and the development of the novel in French literature.

Scriven, Michael. Paul Nizan: Communist Novelist. London: Macmillan Press, 1988, 200 p.

A detailed examination of Nizan's work, including his novels.