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Author Dunwoodie, Peter.

Title Writing French Algeria / Peter Dunwoodie.

Published Oxford ; New York : Clarendon Press, 1998.


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 UniM Bail  840.9965 DUNW    AVAILABLE
Physical description vi, 334 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [305]-328) and index.
Contents 1. The End of El Djezair. 'By the sword, the plough, the pen'. Voices of the Other -- 2. Orientalist Writing Strategies. 'Worlding a world'. Voyageurs litteraires: Theophile Gautier. The Impact of Otherness: Eugene Fromentin. Reinforcing the Rhetoric: Emile Masqueray. Portraiture -- 3. Writing the (In)Visible: Exotic and Colonialist Fiction. The Anxiety of Contact: The Exotic Novels of Pierre Loti. A Prior Claim: Louis Bertrand, First 'Algerian' Novelist. Rethinking Colonial Practices: Jean and Jerome Tharaud -- 4. The Politics of Polarity: The Colonial Novel and the Algerianists. Intellectual Colonization: Algeria and the Colonial Novel. The Algerianist Movement -- 5. Ithaca Revisited: The Mediterranean of the Ecole D'Alger. 'Between the desert and the sea'. The Two Faces of Ulysses -- 6. A Dream Deferred: Staging the Colonial Conflict in the Novels of the Ecole D'Alger -- 7. A Question of Belonging: The Ecole D'Alger and the Colonial Presence.
Settlement Reconsidered: Le Premier Homme and Arcole ou la terre promise. Negotiating Frontiers: Emmanuel Robles and Hybridity. Epilogue.
Summary Writing French Algeria is a study of the French literary discourse on Algeria between the conquest of 1830 and the outbreak of the Algerian War in 1954. For the first time in English, this intertextual reading reveals the debate conducted within Algeria and between colony and metropole that aimed to forge an independent cultural identity for the European settlers. Through astute discussion of a wide range of texts, Peter Dunwoodie maps the representation of Algeria in the dominant nineteenth-century discourse of Orientalism, via the litterature d'escale of writers such as Gautier or Fromentin, the exotic novels of Pierre Loti, and the colonial writing of Louis Bertrand, Robert Randau, and the Algerianists who played a critical role in the construction of the new Algerian.
Subject Algerian literature (French) -- History and criticism.
French -- Algeria -- In literature.
Algeria -- In literature.
ISBN 0198159722
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