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  • The Abject Objectby Keith Reader

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 63.00

    This book addresses representations and constructions of masculinity in crisis in contemporary French culture by way of two important concepts – the phallus (largely but not solely in (a) Lacanian sense(s)) and abjection (Kristeva). Scrutiny of these concepts informs readings of a number of texts – literary (Bataille, Adamov, Doubrovsky,... more...

  • Règle du Jeu, Laby Reader Keith

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 26.00

    Of Jean Renoir's 'La Règle du jeu' (1939), Richard Roud noted: 'if France were destroyed tomorrow and nothing remained but this film, the whole country and its civilisation could be reconstructed from it.' An extravagant claim, but one that in the view of Keith Reader is justified. In this original, up-to-date, scrupulously documented book on one... more...

  • The Place de la Bastilleby Keith Reader

    Liverpool University Press 2011; US$ 125.00

    Epicentre of the Revolution of 1789, erstwhile bastion of the skilled working-class and centre of radical agitation, along with Pigalle and Montmartre a focus for popular and raffish night-life in the early twentieth century, the Bastille area of Eastern Paris (also known as the Faubourg Saint-Antoine) is now an ethnically and socially mixed quartier... more...

  • Encyclopaedia of Contemporary French Cultureby Alexandra Hughes; Alex Hughes; Keith A Reader; Keith Reader

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 78.95

    More than 700 alphabetically organized entries by an international team of contributors provide a fascinating survey of French culture post 1945. Entries include: * advertising * Beur cinema * Coco Chanel * decolonization * écriture feminine * football * francophone press * gay activism * Seuil * youth culture Entries range from short factual/biographical... more...

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