The Algerian War in French/Algerian Writing

Literary Sites of Memory

Awdur(on): Jonathan Lewis

Iaith: Saesneg

Dosbarthiad(au): Beirniadaeth Lenyddol Hanes

Cyfres: French and Francophone Studies

  • Hydref 2018 · 256tudalen · 216x138mm

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‘Six decades on from its murderous paroxysm, the Algerian war remains unfinished business. In this important monograph, Jonathan Lewis charts the conflict’s memorial trace in the literary production of the Algerian diaspora in France, exploring and explaining writing as a privileged site for understanding this durably traumatic war of decolonization.’
-Dr Philip Dine, National University of Ireland, Galway

‘This book is essential reading. Lewis’s close, nuanced readings of literary texts are exemplary in the way they bring to the fore the significant contribution that literature can make to understanding the complex history of the Algerian war and its legacies. In doing so, Lewis makes the compelling and convincing case that to understand contemporary France we need to return to the open uncertainties of French/Algerian literature.’
-Patrick Crowley, University College Cork


Series Editors’ Preface
Chapter 1: History and Fiction: Literary Spaces, Memorial
Chapter 2: Marginalization, Violence and (Dis)Integration:
Sites of Republican Memory and Legacies of the
Algerian War
Chapter 3: The Entanglement of Dominant and Other
Histories: Representations of 17 October 1961

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