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Adventures in the French Trade: Fragments Toward a Life (Cultural Memory in the Present)

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This memoir is less a chronicle of the life of a leading scholar and critic of matters French than a series of differently angled fragments, each with its attendant surprise, in what one commentator has called Jeffrey Mehlman's amour vache—his injured and occasionally injurious love—for France and the French. The reader will encounter masters of the art of reading in these pages, the exhilaration elicited by their achievements, and the unexpected (and occasionally unsettling) resonances those achievements have had in the author's life. With all its idiosyncrasies, Adventures in the French Trade depicts an intellectual generation in ways that will attract not only people who recall the heady days of the rise and reign of French theory but also those who do not. This provocative book should be of interest to students of intellectual history, literary criticism, Jewish studies, the history of American academia, and the genre of the memoir itself.

Synopsis:

This memoir is less a chronicle of the life of a leading scholar/critic of matters French (and a key figure in the naturalization of French "theory" in English) than a series of differently angled fragments, episodes, each with its attendant surprise, in what one commentator has called his amour vache, his injured and occasionally injurious love, for France and the French.

About the Author

Jeffrey Mehlman is University Professor and Professor of French Literature at Boston University. He is the author of eight books, including Walter Benjamin for Children: An Essay on his Radio Years (1993), Genealogies of the Text (1995), and Emigré New York: French Intellectuals in Wartime Manhattan, 1940–1944 (2000).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804769617
Author:
Mehlman, Jeffrey
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Subject:
European - French
Subject:
Critics -- United States.
Subject:
Mehlman, Jeffrey
Subject:
General
Subject:
French
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Cultural Memory in the Present
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Humanities » Literary Criticism » General

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This memoir is less a chronicle of the life of a leading scholar/critic of matters French (and a key figure in the naturalization of French "theory" in English) than a series of differently angled fragments, episodes, each with its attendant surprise, in what one commentator has called his amour vache, his injured and occasionally injurious love, for France and the French.
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