Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780859895859 Published January 1998 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $38.95 ISBN: 9780859895866 Published January 1998 For sale in North and South America only

Countering The Culture

The Novels of Christiane Rochefort

Margaret-Anne Hutton

Countering The Culture
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Margaret-Anne Hutton

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288 pages | 9-1/2 x 6-1/5
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780859895859 Published January 1998 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $38.95 ISBN: 9780859895866 Published January 1998 For sale in North and South America only
This is the first full-length study in any language of the writings of a remarkable figure in French literary and cultural history, author of nine prose fiction works between 1958 and 1988. Despite establishment recognition and a popular mass-market following, Christiane Rochefort has hitherto received surprisingly little critical attention. Her fiction forms an easily approachable learning tool for all students of post-war French politics and culture; the bestseller, Les Petits Enfants du siècle, is a set text in schools and universities in the UK and USA. This novel of growing up in the working class high-rises of Paris, written in the language of the streets, provides a vivid, child-centred view of a young's girl's social, political and sexual awakening.
 
The Novels of Christiane Rochefort looks at each novel in turn and applies close attention to the narrative sophistication and political subversion of the books. Certain contemporary themes run through her work: the status of children, language as instrument of oppression and subversion, homosexuality, incest, child abuse. Each chapter of this book provides in-depth cultural and socio-political background material, and delivers a study that will be of great interest and value to students across a wide range of literary and cultural disciplines.
French Studies
“Hutton’s book is a good starting point for the reader new to Rochefort’s fiction, and it should go some way towards promoting further study of this important author and confirming her rightful place in French literary history.” –French Studies 54, vol no 2, 2000
Contents
Introduction

Chapter One: Le Repos du guerrier (1958)

Chapter Two: Les Petits Enfants du siècle (1961)(Short-listed for the Prix Goncourt)

Chapter Three: Les Stances à Sophie (1963)

Chapter Four: Printemps au parking (1969)

Chapter Five: Une Rose pour Morrison (1966)

Chapter Six: Archaos, ou le jardin étincelant (1972) 

Chapter Seven: Encore heureux qu'on va vers l'été (1975)

Chapter Eight: Quand tu vas chez les femmes (1982)

Chapter Nine: La Porte du fond (1988)(Winner of the Prix Médicis)

Conclusion

Bibliography

Appendix
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