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Prendergast, Christopher

Works: 72 works in 304 publications in 2 languages and 12,558 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Novels  Bildungsromans  Fictional autobiographies  Juvenile works  History  Portraits  Domestic fiction  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PQ2631.R63, 843.912
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Most widely held works by Christopher Prendergast
Swann's way by Marcel Proust( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Way by Swann's is one of the greatest novels of childhood, depicting the impressions of a sensitive boy of his family and neighbors, brought dazzlingly back to life by the famous taste of a madeleine. It contains the separate short novel, A Love of Swann's, a study of sexual jealousy that forms a crucial part of the vast, unfolding structure of In Search of Lost Time. This book established Proust as one of the greatest voices of the modern age -- satirical, sceptical, confiding and endlessly varied in his response to the human condition." --Back cover
The order of mimesis : Balzac, Stendhal, Nerval, Flaubert by Christopher Prendergast( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a challenging investigation of the idea of literary mimesis in the light of contemporary literary theory. Drawing on a range of theoretical perspectives developed in and around the work of Barthes, Kristeva, Genette and Derrida, Dr Prendergast explores approaches to the concept of mimesis and relates these to a number of narrative texts produced in the period which literary history familiarly designates as the age of realism: Balzac's Illusions Perdues and Splendeurs et Misères des Courtisanes, Stendhal's Le Rouge et le Noir, Nerval's Sylvie and Flaubert's L'Education Sentimentale
Balzac : fiction and melodrama by Christopher Prendergast( Book )

11 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Guermantes way by Marcel Proust( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new translation of the French writer's work on fashionable Parisian life in the late nineteenth century takes readers into the vivid and shallow sides of the period's literary and aristocratic salons, where a young man is initiated into the insidious ways of the world
Nineteenth-century French poetry : introductions to close reading by Christopher Prendergast( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of essays, written by scholars from a wide range of critical and theoretical viewpoints, presents a fresh approach to the study of nineteenth-century French poetry. Each of the eleven essays, on different poets from Lamartine to Mallarmé and Laforgue, focuses on the detailed organisation of a single poem. The method of close reading has been adopted in order to effect an introduction to the analysis of the 'basics' of poetic language (sound, metre, syntax, etc.), and in order to explore and illustrate some of the claims and arguments about poetry arising from developments in the prevailing literary theory. Theoretical positions are posed and tested in the terms of practical analysis and interpretation. Christopher Prendergast's introduction to the volume situates the essays in a series of general perspectives and contexts, and Clive Scott has provided an appendix on French versification
Paris and the nineteenth century by Christopher Prendergast( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Debating world literature( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Malay and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this set of essays the contributors explore the notion of world literature and world thoughts by examining past perspectives and mapping identities in terms of literature, nationalism and colonialism
Napoleon and history painting : Antoine-Jean Gros's La Bataille d'Eylau by Christopher Prendergast( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christopher Prendergast's study is an inquiry into the fortunes, in both theory and practice, of the idea of history painting during the Napoleonic period. His main argument is that under Napoleon, French history painting, especially battle painting, encountered a series of questions as to its nature and function. These questions arose in part from the (often contradictory) demands of a propaanda - machine operating within a post-revolutionary crisis of political legitimation, but also from changes in artistic taste which both retained and re-directed an earlier notion of the civic responsibilities of the history painter
The fourteenth of July by Christopher Prendergast( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The storming of the decrepit Bastille fortress-prison, which symbolically marked the beginning of the French Revolution, took place on 14 July 1789. Bastille Day is the iconic French national holiday, yet it wasn't celebrated until nearly a century later." "Using contemporary accounts, often by eyewitnesses, Prendergast describes the Bastille prison, its reputation as France's most feared place of incarceration: its storming by the armed populace, and the momentous aftermath. He shows how the celebration of this extraordinary day, truly one of those which shaped the world, became part of the fabric of French national life."--Jacket
The triangle of representation by Christopher Prendergast( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spectacles of realism : body, gender, genre by Margaret Cohen( Book )

11 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite rumors of its demise in literary theory and practice, realism persists. Why this is, and how realism is relevant to current interdisciplinary debates in gender studies and cultural studies, are the questions underlying Spectacles of Realism. With particular reference to nineteenth-century French culture, the contributors explore the role realism has played in the social construction of gender and sexuality
Cultural materialism : on Raymond Williams by Christopher Prendergast( Book )

14 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widely regarded as one of the founding figures of international cultural studies, Raymond Williams is of seminal importance in rethinking the idea of culture. In tribute to his legacy, this edited volume is devoted to his theories of cultural materialism and is the most substantial and wide-ranging collection of essays on his work to be offered since his death in 1988
The classic : Sainte-Beuve and the nineteenth-century culture wars by Christopher Prendergast( Book )

16 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focusing on a moment and a source in nineteenth-century France, Christopher Prendergast takes up a big question that is still with us: What is a classic?"--Jacket
Mirages and mad beliefs : Proust the skeptic by Christopher Prendergast( Book )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marcel Proust was long the object of a cult in which the main point of reading his great novel In Search of Lost Time was to find, with its narrator, a redemptive epiphany in a pastry and a cup of lime-blossom tea. We now live in less confident times, in ways that place great strain on the assumptions and beliefs that made those earlier readings possible. This has led to a new manner of reading Proust, against the grain. In Mirages and Mad Beliefs, Christopher Prendergast argues the case differently, with the grain, on the basis that Proust himself was prey to self-doubt and f
The HarperCollins world reader( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giving students the whole world in literature is a good place to start. And for that to happen, you need the right literature anthology- an anthology like The HaperCollins World Reader
A history of modern French literature : from the sixteenth century to the twentieth century by Christopher Prendergast( Book )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides an engaging, accessible, and exciting new history of French literature from the Renaissance through the twentieth century, from Rabelais and Marguerite de Navarre to Samuel Beckett and Assia Djebar. Christopher Prendergast, one of today's most distinguished authorities on French literature, has gathered a transatlantic group of more than thirty leading scholars who provide original essays on carefully selected writers, works, and topics that open a window onto key chapters of French literary history. The book begins in the sixteenth century with the formation of a modern national literary consciousness, and ends in the late twentieth century with the idea of the "national" coming increasingly into question as inherited meanings of "French" and "Frenchness" expand beyond the geographical limits of mainland France. It provides an exciting new account of French literary history from the Renaissance to the end of the twentieth century, and features more than thirty original essays on key writers, works, and topics, written by a distinguished transatlantic group of scholars
For the people by the people? : Eugène Sue's Les mystères de Paris : a hypothesis in the sociology of literature by Christopher Prendergast( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eugénie Grandet by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Grandet household, oppressed by the exacting miserliness of Grandet himself, is jerked violently out of routine by the sudden arrival of Eugénie's cousin Charles, recently orphaned and penniless. Eugénie's emotional awakening, stimulated by her love for her cousin, brings her into direct conflict with her father, whose cunning and financial success are matched against her determination to rebel."--Back cover
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Alternative Names
Prendergast, C. A.

Prendergast, C. A. (Christopher A.)

Prendergast Christophe

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Malay (2)

The order of mimesis : Balzac, Stendhal, Nerval, FlaubertThe Guermantes wayNineteenth-century French poetry : introductions to close readingParis and the nineteenth centuryDebating world literatureNapoleon and history painting : Antoine-Jean Gros's La Bataille d'EylauThe fourteenth of JulyThe triangle of representation