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Frères Ennemis: The French in American Literature, Americans in French Literature

William Cloonan


Frères Ennemis focuses on Franco-American tensions as portrayed in works of literature. An Introduction is followed by nine chapters, each centred on a French or American literary text which shows the evolution/devolution of the relations between the two nations at a particular point in time. While the heart of the analysis consists of close textual readings, social, cultural and political contexts are introduced to provide a better understanding of the historical reality influencing the individual novels, a reality to which these novels are also responding. Chapters One through Five, covering ... More

Keywords: Roland Barthes’s Mythologies, Urban colonization, Expatriates, Paradigm, Cold War, American consumerism, Close reading

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781786941329
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781786941329.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William Cloonan, author