Thresholds of Meaning
Passage, Ritual and Liminality in Contemporary French Narrative
Jean Duffy is Professor of French, University of Edinburgh. General Editor of French Studies. Author of 'Reading Between the Lines: Claude Simon and the Visual Arts' (Liverpool University Press, 1998); 'Using French Vocabulary' (Cambridge University Press, 1999); 'Signs and Designs: Art and Architecture in the Work of Michel Butor' (Liverpool University Press, 2003).
Acknowledgements List of illustrations Introduction 1. At death's door: illness, ritual and luminality in Darrieussecq, Lenoir and Mauvignier 2. Suicide and saving face in Bon, Mauvignier and Bergounioux 3. Commemoration, monument and identity in Bergounioux, Darrieussecq and Rouaud 4. Retouching the past, family photographs and documents in Rouaud, Bon and Lenoir Conclusion: Writing passage and the passage to writing Notes Select bibliography Index
Publication: June 16, 2011
Series: Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures 18