Haunting Presences

Ghosts in French Literature and Culture

Edited by Kate Griffiths and David Evans

Edited by Kate Griffiths and David Evans

Distributed for University of Wales Press

192 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Cloth $35.00 ISBN: 9780708321812 Published June 2009 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

In response to the current critical fascination with phantoms and haunting, this volume explores and assesses the twentieth century’s pursuit of the ghost in relation to notions of identity, authorship, and memory. Tracing the changing form of the haunting in a variety of French media, Haunting Presences considers the role of both the past and textual memory in different periods and genres. Accompanied by a substantial introduction that  explains the volume’s insight into the evolution and history of the ghost as an artistic presence, this imaginative collection is a must for anyone with an interest in French culture and ghostly fascinations.

Part I: Ghostly Antecedents
Part II: Modern Ghosts
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