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Title Odysseys : travel narratives in French = Odyssées : recits de voyage en Francais / edited by Jeanne M. Garane.

Publication Info. Leiden ; Boston : Brill Rodopi, [2017]

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Description 1 online resource.
Series French Literature Series ; volume XLI
French literature series ; v. 41.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Language Text in English and French.
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.
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Subject Travelers' writings, French -- History and criticism.
French literature -- French-speaking countries -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Added Author Garane, Jeanne, 1960- editor.
Other Form: Print version: Odysseys. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2017 9789004334687 (DLC) 2016049757
ISBN 9789004334724 electronic book
9004334726 electronic book
9789004334687 hardcover
9004334688 hardcover