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Patrick Modiano

Akane Kawakami

Abstract

This book is an introduction to the work of Patrick Modiano, the Nobel-Prize-winning French contemporary author. Using a theoretical approach based on the work of Genette and Ricoeur, the study teases out the complexities of Modiano’s apparently simple narratives, showing how they skilfully weave together the fictional and historical to involve and draw the reader into the worlds of his novels, whether it be the murky labyrinth of the années noires or the amoral yet attractive landscape of the sixties. The book also discusses new aspects of Modiano’s post-2000 novels, such as the greater role ... More

Keywords: Modiano, Contemporary French novel, Années noires, Proust, Postmodern, Memory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781781382745
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781382745.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Akane Kawakami, author
Birkbeck University of London