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Prendergast, Christopher

Works: 88 works in 365 publications in 1 language and 13,246 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bildungsromans  Novels  Autobiographical fiction  History  Juvenile works  Portraits  Allegories  Melodrama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PQ2631.R63, 843.912
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Christopher Prendergast
The triangle of representation by Christopher Prendergast( )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 1,724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swann's way by Marcel Proust( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the first book of Proust's monumental work "Remembrance of Things Past", introducing such themes as the destructive force of obsessive love, the allure and the consequences of transgressive sex, and the selective eye that shapes memories
Cultural materialism : on Raymond Williams by Christopher Prendergast( )

14 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 886 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
Mirages and mad beliefs : Proust the skeptic by Christopher Prendergast( )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 885 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 found numerous, if indirect, ways of letting us know. Prendergast traces in detail the locations and forms of a quietly nondogmatic yet insistently skeptical voice that questions the redemptive aesthetic the novel is so often taken to celebrate, bringing the reader to wonder whether that aesthetic is but another instance of the mirage or the mad belief that, in other guises, figures prominently in In Search of Lost Time. In tracing the modalities of this self-pressuring voice, Prendergast ranges far and wide, across a multiplicity of ideas, themes, sources, and stylistic registers in Proust's literary thought and writing practice, attentive at every point to inflections of detail, in a sustained account of Proust the skeptic for the contemporary reader. --
The classic : Sainte-Beuve and the nineteenth-century culture wars by Christopher Prendergast( )

18 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 729 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
In the shadow of young girls in flower by Marcel Proust( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new translation of the second volume of "In Search of Lost Time" captures the intricacies and challenges of male and female adolescence and awakening love, based on the narrator's reminiscences about Paris and the Normandy coast
The order of mimesis : Balzac, Stendhal, Nerval, Flaubert by Christopher Prendergast( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 632 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
Spectacles of realism : body, gender, genre( Book )

11 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balzac : fiction and melodrama by Christopher Prendergast( Book )

10 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Guermantes way by Marcel Proust( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 512 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
Sodom and Gomorrah by Marcel Proust( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Sturrock's new translation of Sodom and Gomorrah will introduce a new generation of American readers to the literary riches of Marcel Proust. the fourth volume in this edition of In Search of Lost Time - the first completely new translation of Proust's masterpiece since the 1920s - brings us a more comic and lucid prose than English readers have previously been able to enjoy."
Nineteenth-century French poetry : introductions to close reading by Christopher Prendergast( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This textbook provides undergraduate and graduate students of French literature with a completely new approach to the study of the golden age of French poetry. It consists of essays on eleven different poets from Lamartine to Mallarme and Laforgue, by eminent scholars representing a wide range of critical and theoretical viewpoints. Each of these essays focusses on the detailed organization of a single poem, and opens pathways for further study and discussion." "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 modern 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. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Paris and the nineteenth century by Christopher Prendergast( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Debating world literature( Book )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 388 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 )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 387 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
A history of modern French literature : from the sixteenth century to the twentieth century by Christopher Prendergast( Book )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 359 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. --
The fourteenth of July by Christopher Prendergast( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 345 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
Spectacles of realism : Gender, body, genre by Margaret Cohen( )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 343 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
Eugénie Grandet by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 192 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
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
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The triangle of representation
Swann's wayCultural materialism : on Raymond WilliamsThe classic : Sainte-Beuve and the nineteenth-century culture warsIn the shadow of young girls in flowerThe order of mimesis : Balzac, Stendhal, Nerval, FlaubertSpectacles of realism : body, gender, genreThe Guermantes waySodom and Gomorrah
Alternative Names
Prendergast, C. A.

Prendergast, C. A. 1942-

Prendergast, C. A. (Christopher A.)

Prendergast, Christophe

Prendergast Christophe 1942-....

Prendergast, Christopher A. 1942-

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