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Claude SimonA Retrospective$
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Jean H. Duffy and Alastair Duncan

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780853238577

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780853238577.001.0001

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Thinking History Otherwise: Fiction and the Sites of Memory in Claude Simon

Thinking History Otherwise: Fiction and the Sites of Memory in Claude Simon

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(p.22) 1 Thinking History Otherwise: Fiction and the Sites of Memory in Claude Simon
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Claude Simon
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David Carroll

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853238577.003.0002

This chapter discusses one of Claude Simon's works, Le Jardin des Plantes. It further notes that Simon' s novels are criticisms of history and history-memory. The chapter also provides critiques of Antoine Compagnon and Pierre Nora as they explain that Simon's writings provides an alternative site of memory and representations of the past.

Keywords:   Claude Simon, Le Jardin des Plantes, psychoanalysis, Pierre Nora, Antoine Compagnon, memory

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