L cume des jours

L   cume des jours
Author: Boris Vian
Publsiher: 10/18
Total Pages: 208
Release: 1979
Genre: French drama

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Analyse : Roman d'amour

From Dreams to Despair

From Dreams to Despair
Author: J. K. L. Scott
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 304
Release: 1998
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9789042003101

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This book is a study of the novels of Boris Vian, the artist, writer, jazz musician and occasional pornographer. Primarily known for his classic novel of doomed young love, L'Ecume des jours, and the pseudonymously-written erotic roman noir J'irai cracher sur vos tombes, his work displays a bewildering variety of styles, genres and narrative voices. The purpose of this book is to show that Vian's novels in fact display an overall thematic coherence, dramatizing the growth of the individual from childhood to adolescent idealism and ultimate adult disillusion. Vian is a highly popular author in France: this book seeks to prove that he is also a serious literary artist. The wordplay, pastiche and parody which fill his texts should not blind the reader to the deeper themes and issues which lie behind them, just as the protean character of his style should not be allowed to conceal the single integrated narrative which runs throughout his novels.

The Flight of the Angels

The Flight of the Angels
Author: Alistair Charles Rolls
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 369
Release: 1999
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9789042004672

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It is a close study of four novels by Boris Vian. It aims to show how L'Ecume des jours, L'Automne a Pekin, L'Herbe rouge and L'Arrache-coeur form a unified and coherent tetralogy. By establishing close links between these four texts, it becomes possible to achieve a more comprehensive understanding, not only of the significance of the tetralogy in exposing a complex and multi-layered novelistic strategy at the heart of the vianesque, but of the individual novels as autonomous creations. An examination of the novels reveals that they are not merely joined to one another via a superficial network of textual similarities (that which I refer to as intratextuality), but that this intertwining is emblematic of a common method of narrative construction. Each Vian novel is dependent, for a thorough understanding of the text to be possible, upon the multiple lines of external influence running through it. The sources of this influence (which I refer to as intertextuality) are located in various major texts of twentieth century literature, anglophone as well as francophone. Thus, in each instance the narrative is driven by a complicated interaction of intratextuality and intertextuality."

The End of Cinema

The End of Cinema
Author: André Gaudreault
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-04-14
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 023153938X

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Is a film watched on a video screen still cinema? Have digital compositing, motion capture, and other advanced technologies remade or obliterated the craft? Rooted in their hypothesis of the "double birth of media," André Gaudreault and Philippe Marion take a positive look at cinema's ongoing digital revolution and reaffirm its central place in a rapidly expanding media landscape. The authors begin with an overview of the extreme positions held by opposing camps in the debate over cinema: the "digitalphobes" who lament the implosion of cinema and the "digitalphiles" who celebrate its new, vital incarnation. Throughout, they remind readers that cinema has never been a static medium but a series of processes and transformations powering a dynamic art. From their perspective, the digital revolution is the eighth major crisis in the history of motion pictures, with more disruptions to come. Brokering a peace among all sides, Gaudreault and Marion emphasize the cultural practice of cinema over rigid claims on its identity, moving toward a common conception of cinema to better understand where it is headed next.

ReFocus The Films of Michel Gondry

ReFocus  The Films of Michel Gondry
Author: Block Marcelline Block
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-09-21
Genre: Motion picture producers and directors
ISBN: 1474456049

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The acclaimed French auteur behind the mind-bending modern classic Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, Michel Gondry has directed a number of innovative, ground-breaking films and documentaries, episodes of the acclaimed television show Kidding and some of the most influential music videos in the history of the medium. In this collection, a range of international scholars offers a comprehensive study of this significant and influential figure, covering his French and English-language films and videos, and framing Gondry as a transnational auteur whose work provides insight into both French/European and American cinematic and cultural identity. With detailed case studies of films such as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), The Science of Sleep (2006), Microbe & Gasoline (2015) and Mood Indigo (2013), this collection will appeal to readers interested in the various media in which Gondry has worked, and in contemporary post-modern French and American cinema in general.

Edison Denisov

Edison Denisov
Author: Kholopov,
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2003-12-16
Genre: Music
ISBN: 1135305706

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First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Exploration of Mythological Elements in Contemporary Narratives

Exploration of Mythological Elements in Contemporary Narratives
Author: Murat Kalelioğlu
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2021-08-10
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 1527573664

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Mythology offers a set of cultural codes that have played an essential role in the construction of culture, social life, and identity for the entirety of human history. The transfer of mythological elements to humanity has been achieved through both oral and written narratives in literature. This volume compares the themes of mythological elements used in contemporary narratives with the motifs of classical narratives, and investigates the functions of those elements pursuant to semiotics and narratology.

Inter Cultural Performance

Inter Cultural Performance
Author: Graham Squires
Publsiher: Editions Publibook
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2016-02-17
ISBN: 2342048777

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In the modern world we are accustomed to conceptualising international relations in terms of national identity. We speak of English culture, French culture and American culture as if these things were the basic building blocks of global civilisation. While there is no doubt that national culture is important, such a view fails to take account of the fact that there is great diversity within nations and powerful connections across national frontiers. Just as individuals cannot be understood in isolation from the society of which they are a part, so national cultures cannot be understood in isolation from the global community. Since the beginning of human history cross-cultural exchange has been important in bringing about social change. This can be seen vividly in the way languages and their associated literary and dramatic traditions have interacted with one another. This volume brings together a collection of essays that focus on the role cross-cultural exchange has played in performance in the theatre and in film. The aim is not to suggest any systematic theory of cross-cultural exchange but rather to present a variety of examples that illustrate the subtle and complex way in which different cultures interact.

Jazz Diasporas

Jazz Diasporas
Author: Rashida Braggs
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2016-01-26
Genre: Music
ISBN: 0520279344

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"At the close of the Second World War, waves of African American musicians migrated to Paris, eager to thrive in its reinvigorated jazz scene. Jazz Diasporas challenges the notion that Paris was a color-blind paradise for African Americans. On the contrary, musicians--and African American artists based in Europe like writer and social critic James Baldwin--adopted a variety of strategies to cope with the cultural and social assumptions that greeted them throughout their careers in Paris, particularly in light of the cultural struggles over race and identity that gripped France as colonial conflicts like the Algerian War escalated. Through case studies of prominent musicians and thoughtful analysis of personal interviews, music, film, and literature, Rashida K. Braggs investigates the impact of this post-war musical migration. Examining a number of players in the jazz scene, including Sidney Bechet, Inez Cavanaugh, and Kenny Clarke, Braggs identifies how they performed both as musicians and as African Americans. The collaborations that they and other African Americans created with French musicians and critics complicated racial and cultural understandings of who could play and represent "authentic" jazz. Their role in French society challenged their American identity and illusions of France as a racial safe haven. In this post-war era of collapsing nations and empires, African American jazz players and their French counterparts destabilized set notions of identity. Sliding in and out of black and white and American and French identities, they created collaborative spaces for mobile and mobilized musical identities, what Braggs terms 'jazz diasporas.'"--Provided by publisher.

French and American Noir

French and American Noir
Author: Alistair Rolls
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2009-08-21
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0230244823

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A longstanding misconception surrounding the term French noir suggests that the post-war French thriller and film noir were a development of, or response to, a pre-existing American tradition. This book challenges this misconception, examining the complexity of this trans-Atlantic exchange and refocusing debate to include a Franco-French lineage.

The Fiction of Relationship

The Fiction of Relationship
Author: Arnold Weinstein
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2014-07-14
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1400859646

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"A clear and straightforward discussion of the ways in which literatures and their comparative study must depend upon the problematics of interpersonal and other relations. . . . This study will prove as useful as it is wide-ranging, and indeed, comparative in the good sense."--Mary Ann Caws, Graduate School, City University of New York "Here is a comparatist working at the peak of his powers. . . . Weinstein moves easily from Goethe and Flaubert to Kafka or Joyce or Boris Vian. Locating fictions of relationship `at the heart of both literary criticism and human affairs' and acknowledging his own `distinctly humanistic' concerns, Weinstein writes in an urgent tone and eloquent voice, inflecting the theme of `relationship' in every way: in its surrender to the erotic, its frenzied drive for control of the Other, in its ability to confer identity or eclipse difference. . . . When he couples texts (e.g., William Burrough's Naked Lunch and C. de Laclos's Les liaisons dangereuses), he takes risks that bear brilliant fruit. Exploring famous texts and relatively unknown ones, Weinstein infuses the traditional study of fiction with new energy."--Choice Originally published in 1988. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

If I Say If

If I Say If
Author: Alistair Rolls
Publsiher: University of Adelaide Press
Total Pages: 411
Release: 2014-06-23
ISBN: 1922064629

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Boris Vian is a rare phenomenon. Nothing short of a national treasure in France, he is hardly known overseas. In his lifetime, he divided literary opinion with masterpieces that failed to sell and best sellers that caused outrage, trials and even deaths, including his own. As an impresario, he became the figurehead of the jazz scene that marked the French left bank at the end of the Second World War and was responsible for bringing Duke Ellington and Miles Davis to France. As a musician, he played his trumpet against the advice of cardiologists, sang pacifist songs before audiences of outraged patriots and, in passing, created French rock ‘n’ roll. Posthumously, he became known for his theatre, film scripts and poetry as well as for his novels. And in May ’68 he became a revolutionary icon.

A Critical Bibliography of French Literature

A Critical Bibliography of French Literature
Author: Douglas W. Alden
Publsiher: Syracuse University Press
Total Pages: 2178
Release: 1980-01-01
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 9780815622055

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Nominal and Noumenal Two Cycles of Works for Chamber Ensemble and Electronics

Nominal and Noumenal  Two Cycles of Works for Chamber Ensemble and Electronics
Author: Alexander Sigman
Publsiher: Stanford University
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2010
Genre: Instrumental ensembles

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The Nominal (2006-2007) and Noumenal (2007-2009) cycles, scored for fourteen performers, electronics, and video projection constitute my DMA Final Project. Each cycle consists of five pieces of varying instrumentation and duration. The total duration of the two cycles when presented continuously is ca. 80 minutes. Nominal and Noumenal may be performed separately, or as a single conjoined "meta-work." Alternatively, each of the contained pieces may be performed autonomously. To date, 9 of the 10 works have been performed and/or recorded individually.

Sartre s Nausea

Sartre s Nausea
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2006-01-01
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9401202605

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Twenty-five years after his death, critics and academics, film-makers and journalists continue to argue over Sartre's legacy. But certain interpretations have congealed around his iconic text Nausea, tending to confine it within the framework provided by the later philosophical work, Being and Nothingness. This volume opens up the text to a range of new approaches within the fields of English and Comparative Literature, as well as Philosophy and French Studies, under the headings: ‘Text’, ‘Context’, and ‘Intertext’: the textual strategies at work within the novel; the literary, cultural and philosophical context of its production; and the intertextual web within which it is situated. This volume will interest a wide public of teachers, students and all those who want to reconsider Sartre’s legacy in the twenty–first century.

Pataphysica 2

Pataphysica 2
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2004
Genre: Alchemists
ISBN: 0595236049

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French Twentieth Bibliography

French Twentieth Bibliography
Author: Douglas W. Alden
Publsiher: Susquehanna University Press
Total Pages: 564
Release: 1995-08
ISBN: 9780945636861

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This series of bibliographical references is one of the most important tools for research in modern and contemporary French literature. No other bibliography represents the scholarly activities and publications of these fields as completely.