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Author Rice, Alison, 1973-
Title Polygraphies : Francophone women writing Algeria / Alison Rice.
Published Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2012.
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 Floor4  PQ3988.5.A5 R53 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description x, 243 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction. The witness stand: where the truth lies -- The autobiographical springboard. Le moi à plusieurs reprises: from confession to testimony in the autobiographical writings of Helene Cixous and Assia Djebar; La singularité de l'altérité: self-portraiture and the other in Maissa Bey -- Takeoff points. La terre maternelle: Algeria and the mother in the work of Marie Cardinal, Helene Cixous, and Assia Djebar; "La celebration d'une terre-mère": Albert Camus and Algeria according to Maissa Bey and Assia Djebar -- Embodiments. Écrire les maux: Helene Cixous and writing the body over time; Sexualités et sensualités: corporeal configurations in the work of Maissa Bey, Assia Djebar, Malika Mokeddem, and Leila Sebbar -- Reverberations. Ruptures intimes: sentimental splitting in the work of Assia Djebar; Lourds retours: coming back to Algeria in Malika Mokeddem's L'interdite; Fille de harki: relating to the father, country, and religion in the writing of Zahia Rahmani; Fabulation et imagination: women, nation, and identification in Maissa Bey's Cette fille-là -- Conclusion. Mass in A minor: putting Algeria on the map.
Subject Algerian literature (French) -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Women in literature.
Postcolonialism in literature.
Women authors, Algerian -- Political and social views.
Women authors, Arab -- Algeria -- Political and social views.
Women and literature -- Algeria -- History -- 20th century.
Feminism and literature -- Algeria -- History -- 20th century.
Algeria -- In literature.
Alternate Title Francophone women writing Algeria
ISBN 9780813932910 (cloth : alk. paper)
0813932912 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780813932927 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0813932920 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780813932934 (e-book)
0813932939 (e-book)
OCLC number 776874566