Michaël Ferrier, Transnational Novelist: French Without Borders (Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures #93) (Hardcover)

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Michaël Ferrier, Transnational Novelist: French Without Borders (Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures #93) (Hardcover)

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Micha l Ferrier is a prize-winning novelist, essayist and academic whose cosmopolitan life - he grew up in Chad and France, has Mauritian roots and lives in Japan - has inspired him to write some fascinating novels that cross generic and geographical boundaries. This book is the first ever monograph dedicated to his works, which explore themes as various as an African childhood, notions of Frenchness, inter-identities, and post-Fukushima life in Japan. Hybridity is key to his themes, forms and genres, which include - as befits a twenty-first century author - a website, called 'Tokyo-Time-Table' and discussed in this study. Kawakami uses an eclectic range of frameworks to analyse Ferrier's output, ranging from translingualism to Environmental Humanities and Ferrier's own vision of his oeuvre, which he discloses for the first time in this book in the interview that he grants Kawakami. This interview, first published in this volume, is rich in insights into Ferrier's views on dreams, Japan, the internet, and collaborating with other artists. This book is an indispensable guide to an author who is one of the rising stars of contemporary French and Francophone literature, and a unique voice that crosses all kinds of borders across the globe.

Product Details ISBN: 9781802074857
ISBN-10: 1802074856
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Publication Date: December 15th, 2023
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures