Modern French Literature Representative Works - Essay

Representative Works

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)

Simone de Beauvoir
L'Invitée [She Came to Stay] (novel) 1943
Le Sang des autres [The Blood of Others] (novel) 1945
Le Deuxième Sexe [The Second Sex] (prose) 1949
Mémoires d'une jeune fille rangée [Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter] (prose) 1958
La Femme rompue [The Woman Destroyed] (novel) 1968

Samuel Beckett
Malone meurt [Malone Dies] (play) 1951
Molloy (play) 1951
En attendant Godot [Waiting for Godot] (play) 1952
L'Innommable [The Unnamable] (play) 1953
Mercier et Camier [Mercier and Camier] (play) 1970

Yves Bonnefoy
Du mouvement et de l'immobilité de Douve [On the Motion and Immobility of Douve] (poetry) 1953
L'Improbable (poetry) 1959
Pierre écrite [Words in Stone] (poetry) 1965
Un rêve fait à Mantoue (poetry) 1967

Albert Camus
L'Etranger [The Stranger] (novel) 1942
Le Mythe de Sisyphe [The Myth of Sisyphus] (novel) 1942
La Peste [The Plague] (novel) 1947

Michel Deutsch
Dimanche (play) 1974
Partage (play) 1981

Marguerite Duras
Un Barrage contre le Pacifique [The Sea Wall] (novel) 1950
Moderato cantabile (novel) 1958
Le Ravissement de Lol V. Stein [The Ravishing of Lol V. Stein] (novel) 1964
L'Amour (novel) 1971
L'Amant [The Lover] (novel) 1984

Violette Leduc
La Bâtarde (autobiography) 1964

André Malraux
La Condition humaine [Man's Fate] (novel) 1933

Georges Michel
La Promenade du Dimanche [The Sunday Walk] (play) 1967
Arbalètes et vieilles rapiers (play) 1969

Roger Nimier
Les Éspées (novel) 1948
Le Hussard Bleu (novel) 1950

Paul Nizan
Antoine Bloyé (novel) 1933
Le Cheval de Troie [The Trojan Horse] (novel) 1935
La Conspiration [The Conspiracy] (novel) 1938

Georges Perec
Zazie dans le metro (play) 1959
La Disparition [A Void] (play) 1969
La Vie ode d'emploi [Life, A User's Manual] (play) 1978

Marcel Proust
Du côté de chez Swann [Swann's Way] (novel) 1913
Sodome et Gomorrhe (novel) 1922
Le Temps retrouvé [The Past Recaptured] (novel) 1927
À la recherché du temps perdu [Remembrance of Things Past] (novel) 1954

Nathalie Sarraute
Portrait d'un inconnu [Portrait of a Man Unknown] (novel) 1948
Martereau (novel) 1953
Le Planétarium [The Planetarium] (novel) 1959
Entre la vie et la mort [Between Life and Death] (novel) 1968

Jean-Paul Sartre
La Nausée [Nausea] (novel) 1938
L'Être et le néant [Being and Nothingness] (novel) 1943
Les Mouches [The Flies] (novel) 1943
L'Âge de raison [The Age of Reason] (novel) 1945
Le Sursis [The Reprieve] (novel) 1945

Michel Tournier
Vendredi ou les limbes du Pacifique [Friday, or The Other Island] (novel) 1967
Gaspard, Melchior et Balthazar [The Four Wise Men] (novel) 1980
Gilles et Jeanne (novel) 1983

Michel Vinaver
Les Coréens (play) 1956
Iphigénie Hotel (play) 1977