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Through a close reading of seven literary memoirs of the Nazi Occupation of France, Refiguring Les Ann es Noires: Literary Representations of the Nazi Occupation shows how the memory of the period has been shaped by political and social factors. An interdisciplinary study incorporating trauma theory, history, and folklore studies, this book examines representations of the Occupation by a diverse group of writers ranging from a female Resistance fighter to one of the first French Roma novelists. The methodological diversity of the volume brings to the fore each author's unique perspective and demonstrates that their works are at once historically and artistically significant. Above all, this book gives voice to groups whose experiences in occupied France have largely been forgotten.

About the Author

Kathy Comfort is associate professor of French at the University of Arkansas.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781498561624
ISBN-10: 1498561624
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: July 2nd, 2021
Pages: 216
Language: English