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Claude Simon: A Retrospective

Jean H. Duffy and Alastair Duncan


This book celebrates the work of the French Nobel prize-winning novelist Claude Simon. Scholars from France, Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom reconsider the fifty years of Simon's fiction in the light of his large-scale autobiographical novel ‘Le Jardin des Plantes’ (1997). From a variety of perspectives — postmodernist, psychoanalytic, aesthetic — chapters reflect on the central paradox of Simon's work: his writing and rewriting of an experience of war so disruptive and traumatic that words can never be adequate to communicate it. The layers of artifice in ‘Le Jardin des Plan ... More

Keywords: Claude Simon, Le Jardin des Plantes, Photographies 1937–1970, postmodernism, psychoanalysis, aesthetic, intertextual resonances, war

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780853238577
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853238577.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jean H. Duffy, editor

Alastair Duncan, editor

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