Women s Writing in Contemporary France

Women s Writing in Contemporary France

Moreover , the deeply ambivalent mother - daughter relationship , which is most evident in Constant's first novel Ouregano and again in La Fille du Gobernator , is echoed in maternal configurations beyond the biological relationship ...

Author: Gill Rye

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719062276

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 276

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This book provides an up-to-date introduction to and analysis of new women's writing in contemporary France including both new writers of the 1990s and their more established counterparts.
Categories: Literary Criticism

In Search of Shelter

In Search of Shelter

Chrétienne In La Fille du Gobernator , Chrétienne's purgatory begins on the ship where she already feels lost , separated from the past , from the present , from all memory . “ Elle [ la mémoire ) ne savait pas d'où elle venait ...

Author: Margot Miller

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739107763

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 194

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The fiction of French postcolonial writer Paule Constant is remarkable in its lurid and disturbing portrayals of female characters suffering in profoundly oppressive "colonizing" circumstances. In In Search of Shelter, Margot Miller skillfully synthesizes Karen Horney's model of submission, aggression, and withdrawal; Jean Baker Miller's concept of relational being; Julia Kristeva's idea of psychic space; and Kelly Oliver's notions on social support to analyze Constant's work. Miller's close reading also brings to light previously unnoticed references that illuminate the characters' psychological realities, revealing Constant's nuanced treatment of violence through language, her implicit understanding of the intersections of interpersonal and cognitive psychology as well as of mythological and cultural awareness, in both literature and lived experience. In introducing Paule Constant's work to an English-speaking audience, Miller discovers innovative new ways of reading these and other works of fiction.
Categories: Family & Relationships

The Governor s Daughter

The Governor s Daughter

[ Fille du Gobernator . English ] The governor's daughter = La fille du gobernator / Paule Constant ; translated by Betsy Wing . p.cm. - ( European women writers series ) ISBN 0-8032-1478-2 ( cloth : alk . paper ) .

Author: Paule Constant

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803263856

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

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Shares the impressions of Chretienne, a seven-year-old girl, who lives with her family in French Guiana just after World War I
Categories: Fiction

Nottingham French Studies

Nottingham French Studies

2 , Summer 2006 UN MONDE A L'USAGE DES PETITES FILLES : LA FILLE DU GOBERNATOR OU LA MAGIE DE L'HORREUR SONIA ASSA Dans ses romans de petites filles Ourégano et La fille du Gobernator , ' Paule Constant construit un personnage de fille ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000115675450

Category: African literature (French)

Page: 396

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Categories: African literature (French)

France and the Americas

France and the Americas

In 2000, in Aix, Constant created the Centre des Ecrivains du Sud–Jean Giono, over which she presides, to promote contemporary literature by writers living in the ... 1992), and La Fille du Gobernator/The Governor's Daughter (1994).

Author: Bill Marshall

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851094110

Category: America

Page: 1297

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Categories: America

Ouregano

Ouregano

La fille du Gobernator ( 1994 , translated as The Governor's Daughter , 1998 ) , which takes place in a prison in Cayenne , French Guyana , makes a link between the African tropics and the American continent ( s ) even as it develops ...

Author: Paule Constant

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739110667

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

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OUREGANO is a scathing indictment of the self-absorbed consciousness responsible for individual and collective social failure in 1950s central Africa. At its heart is seven-year-old Tiffany Murano, who arrives with her parents at this fictional French colonial outpost. The novel threads through the minds of its diverse characters—French and African, young and old—in a bitter, sometimes hilariously funny, and ultimately achingly sad critique of colonialism.
Categories: Fiction

Hybrid Voices Hybrid Texts

Hybrid Voices  Hybrid Texts

In this essay , however , I will focus on evidence of intertextuality between Constant's work - most specifically La fille du Gobernator - and two hypotextual novels ( Genette 11-12 ) , that is , two novels written earlier and by other ...

Author: Gill Rye

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X004878958

Category: French literature

Page: 128

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Categories: French literature

French XX Bibliography

French XX Bibliography

Willging , Jennifer : " Chrétienne's colonial misadventures : echoes of Céline and Duras in Paule Constant's La fille du Gobernator , " Dalhousie French Studies , vol . 68 ( Fall 2004 ) , 57-67 . [ Cor ] [ Céline , Duras ] COPEAU ...

Author: William J. Thompson

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 1575911043

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 408

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Provides a listing available of books, articles, and book reviews concerned with French literature since 1885. This work is a reference source in the study of modern French literature and culture. The bibliography is divided into three major divisions: general studies, author subjects (arranged alphabetically), and cinema.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

The International Who s Who of Women 2002

The International Who s Who of Women 2002

Nat de Côte d'Ivoire , Abidjan 1968–75 , Sr Asst 1976–85 ; Sr Lecturer Inst d'Etudes Françaises pour Etudiants ... Grand Prix du Roman , Acad Française ) 1990 , Le grand Ghâpal ( Prix Gabrielle d'Estrées ) 1991 , La fille du Gobernator ...

Author: Elizabeth Sleeman

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1857431227

Category: Reference

Page: 728

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Over 5,500 detailed biographies of the most eminent, talented and distinguished women in the world today.
Categories: Reference

Reading for Change

Reading for Change

Paule Constant , La Fille du Gobernator ( Paris : Gallimard , 1994 ) ; The Governor's Daughter , trans . Betsy Wing ( Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press , 1998 ) ; see also Yolande Helm , ' La Fille du Gobernator ' , The French ...

Author: Gill Rye

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: UOM:39015054385623

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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How does reading literature change our life? How does it change the way we see each other? In what ways can reading impact on who we are and what we will become? Drawing creatively on major theorists from French and Anglo-American feminisms through psychoanalysis, sociology and psychology to contemporary literary theory, the author articulates reading as a process of change. Relations between text and reader, individual and collective identities, self and other, are thought through in a sustained development of a politics of reading based on the model of the dialogue. Without losing sight of diversity and subjectivity in reading, this book explores the transformative potential of literature through themes of loss, maternity and difference in original readings of some post-1980 French fiction. Anglophone readers are introduced to the rich oeuvre of Christiane Baroche and to the accessible yet thought-provoking novels of Paule Constant (winner of the 1998 prix Goncourt) as well as to new critical analyses of Hélène Cixous's later fictions.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines