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Title Flaubert, Beckett, NDiaye : the aesthetics, emotions and politics of failure / edited by Andrew Asibong and Aude Campmas.

Publication Info. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2017.

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Description 1 online resource.
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Series Faux Titre ; volume 414
Faux titre ; no. 414.
Note Includes index.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Gustave Flaubert, Samuel Beckett and Marie NDiaye can be considered as visionaries of a peculiarly radical form of failure, their protagonists and texts alike sliding inexorably into unmanageable states of paradox, incompletion and disintegration. What are the implications of these authors? experiments in splitting and negativity, experiments which seem to indulge the most cynical aspects of nihilism, whilst at the same time grappling with the very foundations of politicized and psychic truth? In this unusual edited volume of comparative analyses, Andrew Asibong and Aude Campmas bring together ten provocative and illuminating essays, each of which approaches the various 'failures' of the bizarre trio of canonical francophone writers along three principal axes of investigation: the aesthetic, the emotional and the political.
Contents Introduction / Andrew Asibong and Aude Campmas -- Echoes of terence : 'rien d'humain' in the friends and neighbours of flaubert, beckett and NDiaye / Arthur Rose -- 'Que prouve un insuccès?' re-cycling failure in flaubert and beckett / Kate Rees -- Lieux communs en héritage : de flaubert à Marie NDiaye, de quoi sont-ils le nom / Chloé Brendlé -- L'idiotie en famille : rhétorique et politique de l'idiot chez flaubert et beckett / Marie Berne -- 'May I be alive when I die!' dreaming of (re)animation in flaubert, beckett and NDiaye / Andrew Asibong -- Objet petit 'Ah!' : backstory dramas and sentimental histories in flaubert's L'¡ducation sentimentale and beckett's la dernière bande / Mary Orr -- Failure and impure narcissism in oh les beaux jours and 'une journée de brulard' / William McKenzie -- From paradox to excess : flaubert's bouvard et pécuchet and beckett's L'Innommable / Tobias Haberkorn -- L'̌chec comme attaque : les romans clastiques de gustave flaubert et Marie NDiaye / Aude Campmas -- Index.
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Subject Flaubert, Gustave, 1821-1880 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Flaubert, Gustave, 1821-1880.
Criticism and interpretation.
Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989.
NDiaye, Marie -- Criticism and interpretation.
NDiaye, Marie.
French literature -- Criticism, Textual.
French literature.
Criticism, Textual.
Failure (Psychology) in literature.
Failure (Psychology) in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Electronic books.
Added Author Asibong, Andrew, editor.
Campmas, Aude, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Flaubert, Beckett, NDiaye. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2017 9789004337152 (DLC) 2016052769
ISBN 9004337342 (E-book)
9789004337343 (electronic book)
9789004337152 (hardback ; acid-free paper)