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Odysseys [electronic resource]: Travel Narratives in French = Odyssées: Récits de Voyage En Français

edited by Jeanne M. Garane
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
Leiden ; Boston : Brill Rodopi, [2017]
Language
Text in English and French
Series
French Literature Series
French Literature Series
ISBN
9789004334724 (electronic book), 9789004334687, 9004334688
Access Restriction
Available to subscribing member institutions only.
Summary
The volume explores diverse aspects of French-language travel writing. Arranged chronologically by topic, the essays cover the medieval Anglo-Norman story of the Irish traveller Saint Brendan's fantastical visit to hell; the sixteenth-century French expeditions to Florida; the seventeenth-century 'Dernières découvertes dans l'Amérique septentrionale de M. de la Sale mises au jour par le chevalier Tonti, 1697'; the eighteenth-century 'Histoire générale des voyages' by l'abbé Prévost; the eighteenth-century 'Impressions d' Orient et d'Arabie' written in French by the Polish count Waclaw Seweryn Rzewuski; nineteenth-century tales of travel in Algeria by the orientalist painter Eugène Fromentin; early twentieth-century travel narratives by the modernist Blaise Cendrars; the 1936 visit to the Soviet Union by Louis-Ferdinand Céline and André Gide, odyssean thematics in the late twentieth-century work of Nobel prize winner Patrick Modiano; the thematics of nomadism in the twentieth-century writing of Albert Memmi, and the thematics of travel in works by Bernard Ollivier, Rachid Bouchareb, Fatou Diome, Christine Montalbetti, Marie Ndiaye and Emmanuel Lepage.
Description
1 online resource (x, 243 p.) : ill.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Statement
French Literature Series ; XLI
French literature series ; v. 41
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