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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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The Dynamics of Conflict in the Novels of Claude Simon

The Dynamics of Conflict in the Novels of Claude Simon

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Claude Simon

J. A. E. Loubère

Liverpool University Press

This chapter discusses Claude Simon's La Route des Flanders, which is a compelling story about the horrors of war. The chapter also notes that the sexual theme is connected to the war theme and analyses Simon's two modes of writing as well as the use of metaphor and language in illustrating the war and revolution.

Keywords:   Claude Simon, horrors of war, intertextual resonances, sexual theme, J. A. E. Loubère

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