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France's Lost Empires

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France's Lost Empires by , Summary

This collection of essays investigates the fundamental role that the loss of colonial territories at the end of the Ancient Regime and post-World War II has played in shaping French memories and colonial discourses. In identifying loss and nostalgia as key tropes in cultural representations, these essays call for a re-evaluation of French colonialism as a discourse informed not just by narratives of conquest, but equally by its histories of defeat.

Writerly Identities in Beur Fiction and Beyond

Writerly Identities in Beur Fiction and Beyond Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Laura Reeck
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Writerly Identities in Beur Fiction and Beyond explores the Beur/banlieue literary and cultural field from its beginnings in the 1980s to the present. It examines the struggles of author-characters to attain self-identity and a place in the world through writing and authorship and engages this literary theme with a range of socio-cultural challenges facing contemporary France.

Empire Lost

Empire Lost Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elisabeth Mudimbe-Boyi
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Empire Lost by Elisabeth Mudimbe-Boyi Summary

Despite the loss of the French Empire, France and its former colonies are still bound by a common historical past. With the new global promotion of la Francophonie, the relation between the various constituencies of the French-speaking regions of the world is reexamined and debated in this book, through the conversation between scholars dealing with diverse texts and contexts that present the colonial contact and its imprint. The book illustrates how, in France and in its other worlds, that contact, its repercussions, and its memory are lived and expressed today in a variety of textual representations. The historical contact between France and its other worlds has given birth to new kinds of cross-cultural expressions in the arts, in literature, and in aesthetics, establishing interrelations and generating appropriations from both sides of the Hexagon frontier, highlighting the fluidity and the permeability of its cultural borders. The book subtext tells that the frontier between France and its other worlds is no more an unshakable geographical, political, and cultural limit, but rather a line that has become mobile, fluctuating, and permeable, and across which currents, ideas, sensitivities, and creativity are expressed, bearing testimony to vitality and diversity but also to a cross-fertilization of cultures and societies (re) crossing or meeting at that line. Seen from this latter perspective, the book comes also as an interrogation of the inclusiveness or exclusiveness of the words francophone and Francophonie, and, at an academic level, a mutual exclusion of French and Francophone Studies.

Requiem for a Lost Empire

Requiem for a Lost Empire Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andreï Makine
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In this remarkable novel, which spans eighty years of the twentieth century, Andreï Makine describes, beautifully but unsparingly, the almost uninterrupted succession of violence, misery, and horror that has been visited on the Russian people since the October Revolution of 1917. For those quick to forget, or too young to remember, he paints a graphic portrait of those years in a three-generational novel that is as moving as it is revealing. A young Russian army doctor is sent to distant shores to bind the wounds of those in Africa, the Near East, and South America that are pawns in the global political chess game during the Cold War. Recruited by an intelligence agent, he experiences the bloody reality of revolution on the ground. The book casts its eye back toward his grandfather Nikolai, a Red cavalry soldier fighting the Whites in 1920, and his father, whose story of World War II is invoked with a passion and force that bear comparison to the best writing on the subject. From the battlefields of the 1920s to the harsh African heat and dust of the desert in the 1980s, from the orphanage where the narrator spent his youth to the art galleries and chic salons of the glittering new West, Requiem for a Lost Empire has all the sweep and depth, all the beauty and insight of the great Russian novels. It is, as the eminent French critic Edmonde Charles-Roux noted, "an astonishing novel, one that will surely stand the test of time."

The Collected Works of Frances Burney (Illustrated Edition)

The Collected Works of Frances Burney (Illustrated Edition) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Frances Burney
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The Collected Works of Frances Burney (Illustrated Edition) by Frances Burney Summary

Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created collection of Frances Burney's works. Burney's novels explore the lives of English aristocrats, and satirize their social pretensions and personal foibles, with an eye to larger questions such as the politics of female identity. She has gained critical respect in her own right, but she also foreshadowed such novelists of manners with a satirical bent as Jane Austen and Thackeray. Novels: Evelina Cecilia Camilla The Wanderer Plays: The Witlings Journals & Diaries: The Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay Other Works: Brief Reflections Relative to the French Emigrant Clergy Biography: Fanny Burney by Austin Dobson Frances Burney (1752-1840) was an English satirical novelist, diarist and playwright. She is best known for her novels Evelina, Cecilia, Camilla and The Wanderer.

The Diary and Collected Letters of Madame D'Arblay, Frances Burney

The Diary and Collected Letters of Madame D'Arblay, Frances Burney Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Frances Burney
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The Diary and Collected Letters of Madame D'Arblay, Frances Burney by Frances Burney Summary

This eBook edition of "The Diary and Collected Letters of Madame D'Arblay, Frances Burney" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Frances Burney was a famous English novelist, diarist and playwright. Burney's novels explore the lives of English aristocrats, and satirize their social pretensions and personal foibles, with an eye to larger questions such as the politics of female identity. She has gained critical respect in her own right, but she also foreshadowed such novelists of manners with a satirical bent as Jane Austen and Thackeray. Novels: Evelina Cecilia Camilla The Wanderer Plays: The Witlings Journals & Diaries: The Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay Other Works: Brief Reflections Relative to the French Emigrant Clergy Biography: Fanny Burney by Austin Dobson

Raiders of the lost Empire

Raiders of the lost Empire Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dan Roodt
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Dan Roodt is a well-known Afrikaner author and commentator in South Africa. In this essay he explores the country's "new" English identity which is founded on the old colonial identity of the nineteenth century when the redcoats invaded the Cape of Good Hope. Althouth there are only 1 million "real" English people in South Africa, thanks to the global Anglo-Saxon Empire, the country is anxious to model itself on present-day England and America. Political correctness and anti-racism are but two of the fads slavishly followed by South Africa's media, academic and political elite. Although the country tries to recreate itself as an inverted mirror image of its so-called "apartheid" past, more and more it is looking like a giant bantustan, with casinos and Afro-kitsch shopping centres being built everywhere. But also its English authors and critics still regard England as "home" and aspire to become global sovereign individuals. So no-one is really "South African" anymore. Roodt situates the extreme social violence that has characterised South Africa since 1994 also within the ambit of its identity crisis. A society in which fathers are absent, where people speak no defined language but various forms of broken English, will produce the very high murder rates that South Africa has. Afrikaners, who have their own centuries-old identity forged within the country, are suffering from the revolutionary new ersatz "English" identity being imposed on everyone. Afrikaans institutions have been appropratiated by mostly white and radical English-speakers regard Afrikaners as foreigners or interlopers in their own country. The cause of the revolution in South Africa has been the radical children of conservative British immigrants in the country who were re-educated at the very left-wing universities and so espoused "Boerehaat" or hatred of Afrikaners, along with the ideas of sixties-America and cultural Marxism. The author analyses Nelson Mandela's stature in the wider English-speaking world where he is seen is a kind of demi-god or king.

Moscow's Lost Empire

Moscow's Lost Empire Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Rywkin
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This volume gives an overview of the regional, ethnic and political structure of the Soviet empire from its establishment through its ultimate disintegration. It provides a corrective to the Russocentrism and Great Power bias that has marked most studies of the Soviet Union.

Narratives of the French Empire

Narratives of the French Empire Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kate Marsh
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Narratives of the French Empire by Kate Marsh Summary

Using fiction as a historical source, this study investigates how the French empire was construed and infused with meaning at three historical moments: 1784, 1835, and 1938. Showing how literary and more general conceptions of French colonialism were influenced by an awareness of how rival European powers had negotiated conquest and disengagement from empire, it illustrates how perceived loss and nostalgia for imperial pasts helped shape the French colonial enterprise across its various manifestations.

Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jackie C. Horne,Joe Sutliff Sanders
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Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden by Jackie C. Horne,Joe Sutliff Sanders Summary

Frances Hodgson Burnett gained famed not only as an author of social fictions and romances but also for writing the immensely popular children's novel Little Lord Fauntleroy. She seemed an unlikely candidate to pen a quiet, realistic, and unsentimental paean to disagreeable children and the natural world, which has the power to heal them. But it is precisely these qualities that have garnered The Secret Garden both a continued audience and a central place in the canon of children's literature for a century. In Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden: A Children's Classic at 100, some of the most respected scholars of children's literature consider Burnett's seminal work from modern critical perspectives. Contributors examine the works and authors that influenced Burnett, identify authors who have drawn on The Secret Garden in their writing, and situate the novel in historical and theoretical contexts. These essays push beyond the themes that have tended to occupy the majority of academic scholars who have written about The Secret Garden to date. In doing so, they approach the text from theoretical perspectives that allow new light to illuminate old debates. Scholars and students of children's literature, women's literature, transcontinental literature, and the Victorian/Edwardian period will find in this collection refreshing new looks at a children's classic.

The French Colonial Imagination

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The French Colonial Imagination examines France’s critical response to the Indian uprisings of 1857–58 and their brutal suppression by the British. Drawing from texts produced during the Second Empire and the early Third Republic, Nicola Frith foregrounds the extent to which British India acted as a counter-narrative in the construction of France’s rival colonial discourse and its emerging “civilizing mission” alongside France’s persistent desire to compensate for its “loss” of India at the end of the Napoleonic Wars.

The Complete Works of Frances Burnett

The Complete Works of Frances Burnett Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
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The Complete Works of Frances Burnett by Frances Hodgson Burnett Summary

The works by Frances Burnett are loved by many generations from different countries. Maybe it’s because children’s troubles, joys and adventures are told rather sincerely, without edification or grunge attitude. The writer was born in England, lost her father when she was young and her mother died when she was eighteen. The young woman had to support her four younger brothers. Having difficult school of live, Frances Burnett became one of the most remarkable children’s writers. Contents: - The Secret Garden - A Little Princess - Little Lord Fauntleroy - The Lost Prince - Editha's Burglar - Emily Fox-Seton - Being „The Making of a Marchioness“ and „The Methods of Lady Walderhurst“ - The Shuttle - Sara Crewe or What Happened at Miss Minchin's - A Lady of Quality - The Land of the Blue Flower - A Fair Barbarian - The Head of the House of Coombe - That Lass O' Lowrie's - Racketty-Packetty House, as Told by Queen Crosspatch - The Dawn of a To-morrow - T. Tembarom - His Grace of Osmonde

India in the French Imagination

India in the French Imagination Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kate Marsh
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India in the French Imagination by Kate Marsh Summary

Examines metropolitan French-language representations of India from the period between the recall of Dupleix to France to the Second Treaty of Paris. This book explores what a European power, territorially peripheral in India, thought of both India and the administrative rule there of its rival, Britain.

The Memory of Colonialism in Britain and France

The Memory of Colonialism in Britain and France Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Itay Lotem
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The Memory of Colonialism in Britain and France by Itay Lotem Summary

This book explores national attitudes to remembering colonialism in Britain and France. By comparing these two former colonial powers, the author tells two distinct stories about coming to terms with the legacies of colonialism, the role of silence and the breaking thereof. Examining memory through the stories of people who incited public conversation on colonialism: activists; politicians; journalists; and professional historians, this book argues that these actors mobilised the colonial past to make sense of national identity, race and belonging in the present. In focusing on memory as an ongoing, politicised public debate, the book examines the afterlife of colonial history as an element of political and social discourse that depends on actors’ goals and priorities. A thought-provoking and powerful read that explores the divisive legacies of colonialism through oral history, this book will appeal to those researching imperialism, collective memory and cultural identity.

Mail Order Bride - Frances's Destiny

Mail Order Bride - Frances's Destiny Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Karla Gracey
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Mail Order Bride - Frances's Destiny by Karla Gracey Summary

Frances Harman has spent a lifetime living out of suitcases, a staunch supporter of her Papa as he builds an empire as a hotelier. A quiet soul, happiest when out of sight, left alone to pursue her own interests and happiness, she has never felt the lack of companions or excitement in her life. Yet, since his remarriage, she has been forced into a new world, one of parties and balls, afternoon promenades and has found herself overshadowed by her beautiful stepsister Maria in every way. But in a moment of uncharacteristic bravado she responds to a matrimonial advertisement in the newspaper, the life of a debutante is not for her, but why should she not search out a life that might suit her better? Dr Marlon Carter has not been in Faith Creek long, and for a time rather thought himself in love with his partner's delightful bride, Susanna. But, his desire for his own wife and family has begun to play upon his mind. A town doctor should have a wife after all. But can he reconcile the actions and troubles of his past and allow himself to enjoy the love and affection that could be his for the taking?

Place and Locality in Modern France

Place and Locality in Modern France Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Philip Whalen,Patrick Young
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Place and Locality in Modern France by Philip Whalen,Patrick Young Summary

Place and Locality in Modern France analyses the significance and changing constructions of local place in modern France. Drawing on the expertise of a range of scholars from around the world, this book provides a timely overview of the cross-disciplinary thinking that is currently taking place over a central issue in French history. The contributed chapters address a range of subjects that include: the politics of administrative reform, decentralization, regionalism and local advocacy; the role of commerce in engendering narratives and experience of local place; the importance of ethnic, class, gender and race distinctions in shaping local connection and identity; the generation and transmission of knowledge about local place and culture through academia, civic heritage and popular memory. As a reconsideration of the 'local' in French history, Place and Locality in Modern France bridges the divide between micro- and macro-history for all those interested in ideas of locality and culture in modern French and European history.

The Complete Works of Frances Hodgson Burnett (Illustrated Edition)

The Complete Works of Frances Hodgson Burnett (Illustrated Edition) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
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The Complete Works of Frances Hodgson Burnett (Illustrated Edition) by Frances Hodgson Burnett Summary

This carefully crafted ebook collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Introduction: Frances Hodgson Burnett from Children's Stories in American Literature by H. C. Wright Children's Books: The Secret Garden A Little Princess Little Lord Fauntleroy The Lost Prince Two Little Pilgrims' Progress Barty Crusoe and His Man Saturday Sara Crewe or What Happened at Miss Minchin's Editha's Burglar In the Closed Room The Land of the Blue Flower The Good Wolf The Little Hunchback Zia Little Saint Elizabeth, and Other Stories: Little Saint Elizabeth The Story of Prince Fairyfoot The Proud Little Grain of Wheat Behind the White Brick Queen Crosspatch's Stories: Racketty-Packetty House The Cozy Lion The Spring Cleaning Two Days in the Life of Piccino The Captain's Youngest Little Betty's Kitten Tells Her Story How Fauntleroy Occurred Novels: That Lass o' Lowrie's Theo: A Sprightly Love Story Haworth's Miss Crespigny Louisiana A Fair Barbarian Through One Administration Vagabondia The Pretty Sister of José A Lady of Quality His Grace of Osmonde In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim Emily Fox-Seton The Shuttle T. Tembarom The White People The Head of the House of Coombe Robin Short Stories: Surly Tim Esmeralda Mère Girauds Little Daughter Lodusky Seth One Day at Arle Le Monsieur de la Petite Dame The Woman's Way The Dawn of a Tomorrow My Robin

The Construction of Minority Identities in France and Britain

The Construction of Minority Identities in France and Britain Pdf/ePub eBook Author: G. Raymond
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The Construction of Minority Identities in France and Britain by G. Raymond Summary

In France the idea that a person can be both a French citizen and have an ethnic or religious identity is unacceptable, while in Britain community cohesion promote the combining of race or faith with the idea of being British. This volume examines the problems posed by these assumptions and the realities that are forcing them to be revisited.