Nathalie Sarraute

Nathalie Sarraute

38. “Nathalie Sarraute, 'Mon théâtre continue mes romans,'” interview with Lucette Finas, La Quinzaine littéraire, 16–31 December 1978, 4–5 (4); Forrester, “Portrait de Nathalie,” 19. 39. It was included in a revised edition of the ...

Author: Ann Jefferson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691201924

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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The definitive biography of a leading twentieth-century French writer A leading exponent of the nouveau roman, Nathalie Sarraute (1900–1999) was also one of France's most cosmopolitan literary figures, and her life was bound up with the intellectual and political ferment of twentieth-century Europe. Ann Jefferson's Nathalie Sarraute: A Life Between is the authoritative biography of this major writer. Sarraute's life spanned a century and a continent. Born in tsarist Russia to Jewish parents, she was soon uprooted and brought to the city that became her lifelong home, Paris. This dislocation presaged a life marked by ambiguity and ambivalence. A stepchild in two families, a Russian émigré in Paris, a Jew in bourgeois French society, and a woman in a man’s literary world, Sarraute was educated at Oxford, Berlin, and the Sorbonne. She embarked on a career in law that was ended by the Nazi occupation of France, and she spent much of the war in hiding, under constant threat of exposure. Rising to literary eminence after the Liberation, she was initially associated with the existentialist circle of Beauvoir and Sartre, before becoming the principal theorist and practitioner of the avant-garde French novel of the 1950s and 1960s. Her tireless exploration of the deepest parts of our inner psychological life produced an oeuvre that remains daringly modern and resolutely unclassifiable. Nathalie Sarraute: A Life Between explores Sarraute's work and the intellectual, social, and political context from which it emerged. Drawing on newly available archival material and Sarraute's letters, this deeply researched biography is the definitive account of a life lived between countries, families, languages, literary movements, and more.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Nathalie Sarraute Fiction and Theory

Nathalie Sarraute  Fiction and Theory

For bibliographical references to feminist readings of Nathalie Sarraute see Sheila Bell, 'The Conjuror's Hat: Sarraute ... Interview with Michele Gazier, 'Nathalie Sarraute et son “il”', Telerama, 11 July 1984, pp. 381) (p. 38).

Author: Ann Jefferson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139426794

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 214

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Nathalie Sarraute (1900–99) is regarded as one of the major French novelists of the twentieth century. Initially hailed as a leading theorist and exemplar of the nouveau roman, she has come to be regarded as an important author in her own right with her own distinctive concerns. In this major 2000 study of Sarraute, the first in English since her death, Ann Jefferson offers a fresh perspective on Sarraute's entire oeuvre - her novels, her outstanding autobiography Enfance and her influential critical writings - by focusing on the crucial issue of difference which emerges as one of her central preoccupations. Drawing on a variety of critical approaches, Jefferson explores Sarraute's fundamental ambivalence to differences of various kinds including questions of gender and genre. She argues that difference is simultaneously asserted and denied in Sarraute's work, and that the notion of difference, so often celebrated by other writers and thinkers, is shown in Sarraute's work to the inseparable from ambiguity and anxiety.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Conventional and Original Metaphors in French Autobiography

Conventional and Original Metaphors in French Autobiography

in Gretchen Rous Besser , “ Sarraute on Childhood - Her Own ” , French Literary Series , 12 , 1985 , 38 . ... 20 Nathalie Sarraute , “ New Movements in French Literature : Nathalie Sarraute Explains Tropisms , ” 428 – 430 .

Author: Madalina Akli

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 1433103249

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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This book studies three autobiographies, each of which is at least partially devoid of chronological structure: Sartre's The Words, Perec's W or The Memory of Childhood, and Sarraute's Childhood. Calendar-based order, traditionally associated with autobiography, fails to provide the coherence the readers expect. Hence, readers must create a sense of coherence at another level by using their conceptual resources. Conventional and Original Metaphors in French Autobiography reveals that in these literary texts coherence is maintained based on the exploitation of conventional metaphors taken from everyday language, which the autobiographers transform in a creative yet familiar manner. These common metaphors offer guidance to readers and establish coherence between the shared life experiences of reader and autobiographer. In the course of reading, the autobiographers' and the readers' life experiences overlap through familiar metaphors, which serve as organizational devices in writing and as guiding principles in reading.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Proteus im Spiegel

Proteus im Spiegel

( Sarraute 1956 , 38 ) Wenn Nathalie Sarraute , wie es Sartre formuliert , den Stein über dem „ lieu commun “ 9 aufhebt und den Raum jenseits der festen Konturen des Ich in seiner Instabilität erschließt , wird der Leser in einen Prozeß ...

Author: Paul Geyer

Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann

ISBN: 3826026330

Category: Critical theory

Page: 636

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Einleitung - C. Jünke: Theorie und Praxis einer Kritischen Theorie des Subjekts - Grundlagenreflexion / Methodik - P. Geyer: Kritik des Kritikbegriffs - K. Meyer-Drawe: Zur Doppeldeutigkeit des Subjekts - R. Terdiman: The Subject of the Other: From Alterity to Heterology - K. Röttgers: Autonomes und verführtes Subjekt - Das Subjekt in den Diskursen der Wissenschaft - B. Görlich: Freuds Wissenschaft vom Unbewußten - ihre Bedeutung für eine kritische Theorie des Subjekts - R. Simon: Die nichtsubjektive Sprache des Subjekts in der ästhetischen Erfahrung. Überlegungen zum Begriff der Natur in Adornos Ästhetischer Theorie - P. Weber-Bockholdt: Über das musikalische Hören in Th. W. Adornos Philosophie der neuen Musik - M. Guérin: Visage, autoportrait, portrait (Réflexions sur le jeu des catégories: je, moi, individu, sujet) - B. Gruber: Zur Rolle des Erfahrungsbegriffes in der neueren Literaturwissenschaft. Eine wissenschaftsgeschichtliche Überlegung - M. Klein: Das Menschenbild in der Begriffsjurisprudenz und in der Interessenjurisprudenz - A. Schmitt: Subjektivität und Evolution. Kritische Anmerkungen zu einer kognitionspsychologischen Erklärung von Subjektivität - A. Gierer: Brain, mind, and limitations of a scientific theory of human consciousness - Erscheinungsweisen des Subjekts im 20. Jh. / Archäologie des modernen Subjekts - S. Büttner: Sophokles' Modernität? Subjektivität und Tragik in der Sophokleischen Elektra - V. Ehrich-Haefeli: Transformationen des Begehrens am Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts: Zur psychohistorischen Archäologie der modernen Individualität (Lessing, Wieland, Maler Müller) - G. Mensching: "Urgeschichte des Subjekts" - Variationen über ein Thema von Adorno - F. Spadini: Kulturelles Gedächtnis. Thomas Manns Auseinandersetzung mit der deutschen Identität - Entwürfe des 20. Jahrhunderts - M. Schmitz-Emans: Subjekt und Sprache - J. Leenhardt: Subjektkonstitution im literarischen Austausch - R. Zaiser: Prousts A la recherche du temps perdu: Die epistemologische Krise des Subjekts und ihre Aufhebung in der Leibhaftigkeit des Seins - S. Friedrich: Fokussierungen: Sinnliche Wahrnehmung und ihre Medialisierung in der spanischen Lyrik des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts - N. Würzbach: Identitätskonstitution durch Raumerleben in der englischen Erzählliteratur des Modernismus - M. Messmer: Intersubjectivity as a Way toward Ideology Critique in Virginia Woolf's The Waves - L. Higgins & M.-Chr. Leps : Writing subjects of governance - Woolf and Foucault - H.-G. Pott: Das Subjekt bei Robert Musil - V. Kapp: Individuelles und historisches Bewußtsein in Malraux' La Condition humaine - H. Antor: International Involvement and the Growth of a Canadian Identity in Hugh MacLennan's Barometer Rising - K. Kramer: Praktiken des Raumes: Zur topologischen Konstitution des ästhetischen Subjekts im Prosagedicht Henri Michaux' - P. Geyer: Der existenzielle Ernst des Absurden. Das menschliche Subjekt angesichts seiner Auslöschung - P. Oster: Nathalie Sarraute und Jean-Paul Sartre oder Subjektkonstitution im Zeitalter des Mißtrauens - C. Jünke: Unzuverlässiges Erzählen und Subjektkritik - Cinco horas con Mario von Miguel Delibes - W. Matzat: Subjektivitätsmodellierung im Roman: Eine gattungsgeschichtliche Skizze mit einem Blick auf das Verhältnis von Individuum und Gesellschaft bei Jean-Philippe Toussaint - R. Emans: Personalstil versus Zeitstil in der Musik - Versuchungen der Postmoderne - A. Gutenberg: Uneasy Alliances: The Subject of Feminism and Postmodernism in Theory and the Novel - P. Torrin: De la Crypte aux Fantômes. La transmission historique de l'inconscient - A. v. Graevenitz Der tatsächliche Tod des Subjekts in der Inszenierung seines Kunstwerks als Herausforderung an das wahrnehmende Subjekt - R. Hagenbüchle: Das Ende des 'bürgerlichen' Subjekts: Kulturwandel als Paradi
Categories: Critical theory

Women Voice Men

Women Voice Men

See Arnaud Rykner , Nathalie Sarraute , Editions du Seuil , Paris , 1991 , p . 190 for a touched - up version . 4. Interview with Michele Gazier , Nathalie Sarraute et son " il " , Telerama no . 1800 , 11 July 1984 , pp.38-9 ( p .

Author: Maya Slater

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1871516935

Category: Art

Page: 108

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This volume contains a diverse selection of pieces that present views about men given by women. Some of the contributors write directly about men and how men see women, others prefer to view men at a distance, as a woman looking at men through the eyes of a female writer, or through the eyes of female characters in female writing.
Categories: Art

Echo s Voice

Echo s Voice

Jefferson, Nathalie Sarraute, Fiction and Theory, p. 84. 36. rykner, Nathalie Sarraute (paris: seuil, 1991), p. 182. 37. rykner, Nathalie Sarraute, p. 138. 38. in her work on psychic envelopes, Édith Lecourt described the condition of ...

Author: Mary Noonan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351568937

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 165

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Helene Cixous (1937-), distinguished not least as a playwright herself, told Le Monde in 1977 that she no longer went to the theatre: it presented women only as reflections of men, used for their visual effect. The theatre she wanted would stress the auditory, giving voice to ways of being that had previously been silenced. She was by no means alone in this. Cixous's plays, along with those of Nathalie Sarraute (1900-99), Marguerite Duras (1914-96), and Noelle Renaude (1949-), among others, have proved potent in drawing participants into a dynamic 'space of the voice'. If, as psychoanalysis suggests, voice represents a transitional condition between body and language, such plays may draw their audiences in to understandings previously never spoken. In this ground-breaking study, Noonan explores the rich possibilities of this new audio-vocal form of theatre, and what it can reveal of the auditory self.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

French Twentieth Bibliography

French Twentieth Bibliography

23-38 . N8201 . Miguet , Marie : “ Nathalie Sarraute et les chefs - d'œuvre inconnus ( lecture intertextuelle de Portrait d'un inconnu ) . ” In N8182 , p . 127-138 . N8202 . Minogue , Valérie : “ Le cheval de Troie : à propos de Tu ne ...

Author: Peter C. Hoy

Publisher: Susquehanna University Press

ISBN: 0945636415

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Page: 488

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This series of bibliographical references is one of the most important tools for research in modern and contemporary French literature. No other bibliography represents the scholarly activities and publications of these fields as completely.
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Writing the Mind

Writing the Mind

Britton, Celia, 'The Self and Language in the Novels of Nathalie Sarraute', MLR, 77 (1982), 577–84. Cohn, Ruby, 'Nathalie Sarraute's ... Lejeune, Philippe, 'Paroles d'Enfance', Revue des sciences humaines, 93 (1990), 23–38 (p. 32).

Author: Simon Kemp

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351767811

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 202

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"My thought is me: that is why I cannot stop. I exist because I think... and I can’t stop myself from thinking." – Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea Writing the Mind: Representing Consciousness from Proust to Darrieussecq explores the works of seven ground-breaking thinkers and novelists of recent history to compare and contrast the varying representations of the conscious and the unconscious mind. Grounding his study in the writings of philosophers like Jean-Paul Sartre and Marcel Proust, Simon Kemp explores the non-literary influences of science, faith and philosophy as presented in their works, demonstrates how writers learn from and sometimes deviate from preceding generations, and how they agree or disagree with their peers. Kemp’s elegant study also charts the rise and wane of Freudian influence on literature through the twentieth century, and the emergence of cognitive and neo-Darwinian ideas at the dawn of the twenty-first. In the work of these seven writers, we discover radically different understandings of how consciousness and the unconscious mind are constituted, which are the most salient characteristics of mental life, and even what it is that defines a mind at all.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Nathalie Sarraute and the Feminist Reader

Nathalie Sarraute and the Feminist Reader

Ruth Levinsky , Nathalie Sarraute and Fedor Dostoevsky ( Lubbock : Texas Tech Press , 1973 ) , p . 3 . 35. Ibid . , pp . 8 , 10 . 36. Ibid . , p . 5 . 37. Ibid . , 38. Ibid . , pp . 6–7 . Levinsky lists these shared myths : " repressed ...

Author: Sarah Barbour

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 0838752357

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

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Situated at an intersection of feminist critical practice in the United States and feminist cultural theory in France, Nathalie Sarraute and the Feminist Reader is an investigation of the way in which this French New Novelist's first eight works, in their increasing dramatization of the issue of reading, problematize certain feminist literary analyses, especially in relation to "l'ecriture feminine." After an exploration of the difficulty Sarraute's writing poses for the critical enterprise through a lengthy reading of Sarrautien criticism in the U.S. and France, Sarah Barbour shows how Sarraute's works eventually prohibit any fixed reading and open up instead a space in which we as readers are moved toward a more personal understanding of our use of narrative and of socio-sexual constructs in the continual, day-to-day constitution and reconstitution of subjectivity. Nathalie Sarraute conceives of the evolution of the novel as a movement through history and thus situates her work within a tradition of psychological realism at the same time that she proposes radical innovations of the tradition. Her novels do not discard or revise past works but rather internalize them in an effort to expand the notion of what is possible for psychological realism. This study takes as its model Sarraute's example of simultaneity, which invites an understanding of time both as a diachronic movement through "phases,": from the psychological realism of Dostoyevski to that of Kafka to her own, and as a synchronic encounter that elicits simultaneous relationships to different "phases." Within the movement of feminist literary criticism scholars have often discerned what are also referred to as "phases;" that is, criticism in the United States has moved from its initial concern with images of women in fiction by male writers to a desire to establish a feminine tradition of women's writing. Nathalie Sarraute and the Feminist Reader is not an attempt to claim that Sarraute's work represents "ecriture feminine." Reading Sarraute's novels in their "evolution," Sarah Barbour has found that they forced her own reading and understanding of this term to "evolve." She therefore proposes that the novels open up a space that is beyond the frozen shells of gender, which continue to bind women and men personally and critically. The power of Sarraute's work lies in the solitary experience of our encounter with her presentation and perception of reality. In this encounter we are forced to experience the fluid nature of subjectivity; that is, to internalize and explore differences within personal and sexual identity that, by extension, affect the identity of larger political movements.
Categories: Social Science

The Experimentalists

The Experimentalists

British novelists have dropped the baton' (a line lifted from Nathalie Sarraute:38 Johnson and Ann Quin had attended her 1962 talk together).39 Only a small handful of writers, he argued, were among those that were carrying the baton of ...

Author: Joseph Darlington

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350244412

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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The Experimentalists is a collective biography, capturing the life and times of the British experimental writers of the swinging 1960s. A decade of research, including as-yet unopened archives and interviews with the writers' colleagues, is brought together to produce a comprehensive history of this ill-starred group of renegade writers. Whether the bolshie B.S. Johnson, the globetrotting Ann Quin, the cerebral Christine Brooke-Rose, or the omnipresent Anthony Burgess, these writers each brought their own unique contributions to literature at a time uniquely open to their iconoclastic message. The journey connects historical moments from Bletchley Park, to Paris May '68, to terrorist groups of the 1970s. A tale of love, loss, friendship and a shared vision, this book is a fascinating insight into a bold, provocative and influential group of writers whose collective story has gone untold, until now.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography