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Compagnon, Antoine 1950-

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Most widely held works by Antoine Compagnon
The five paradoxes of modernity by Antoine Compagnon( Book )

51 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this elegant, highly readable book, Compagnon confronts the postmodern's co-optation of the modern by tracing paradoxical elements in the aesthetic of the new - particularly the aesthetic and moral contradictions built into the enthusiasm for the new - in the "five paradoxes of modernity": the superstition of the new, the religion of the future, the mania for theory, the appeal to mass culture, and the passion for repudiation
Proust : between two centuries by Antoine Compagnon( Book )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proust Between Two Centuries offers a detailed survey of a single period of French literary and intellectual history, dealing exclusively with the development of Remembrance of Things Past. Informed by discussions of Proust's manuscripts, each chapter focuses on major aesthetic questions of the time: the problems of fragmentation and totality in art; issues of decadent sexuality; Proust's associations with painters and musicians; and the place of Racine and Baudelaire in turn-of-the-century literature. Specialists and nonspecialists alike will be enamored of Compagnon's lucid style and Goodkin's masterful translation. The work of an exceptionally acute critical mind, Proust Between Two Centuries is the most important book on the writer to have appeared in many years and a monumental contribution to French literature and contemporary criticism
Le démon de la théorie : littérature et sens commun by Antoine Compagnon( Book )

54 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La théorie a ébranlé les repères du sens commun, mais le sens commun a résisté à la théorie. Et celle-ci a souvent dû forcer la note et réduire son adversaire au silence, au risque de s'enfermer dans des paradoxes. C'est le combat de la théorie et du sens commun que ce livre retrace, sans se limiter au domaine français
La seconde main : ou, Le travail de la citation by Antoine Compagnon( Book )

34 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Troisième République des lettres, de Flaubert à Proust by Antoine Compagnon( Book )

18 editions published in 1983 in 3 languages and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nous, Michel de Montaigne by Antoine Compagnon( Book )

18 editions published between 1979 and 1992 in French and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les antimodernes : de Joseph de Maistre à Roland Barthes by Antoine Compagnon( Book )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aux XIXe et XXe siècle, les antimodernes, ni conservateurs, ni académiques, sont des modernes malgré eux qui ne peuvent avancer sans se retourner vers le passé. L'auteur étudie les grands traits qui définissent leur pensée : la contre-révolution, les anti-Lumières, le pessimisme, le péché originel, le sublime ... et dresse le portrait des grandes figures : Chateaubriand, Proust, Peguy
Literature, theory, and common sense by Antoine Compagnon( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the late twentieth century, the commonsense approach to literature was deemed naive. Roland Barthes proclaimed the death of the author, and Hillis Miller declared that all interpretation is theoretical. In many a literature department, graduate students spent far more time on Derrida and Foucault than on Shakespeare and Milton. Despite this, commonsense approaches to literature - including the belief that literature represents reality and authorial intentions matter - have resisted theory with tenacity. As a result, argues Antoine Compagnon, theorists have gone to extremes, boxed themselves into paradoxes, and distanced others from their ideas. Eloquently assessing the accomplishments and failings of literary theory, Compagnon ultimately defends the methods and goals of a theoretical commitment tempered by the wisdom of common sense." "While it constitutes an engaging introduction to recent theoretical debates, the book is organized not by school of thought but around seven central issues: literariness, the author, the world, the reader, style, history, and value. What makes a work literature? Does fiction imitate reality? Is the reader present in the text? What constitutes style? Is the context in which a work is written important to its apprehension? Are literary values universal?" "As he examines how theory has wrestled these themes, Compagnon establishes not a simple middle ground but a state of productive tension between high theory and common sense. The result is a book that will be met with both controversy and sighs of relief."--Jacket
La littérature, pour quoi faire? by Antoine Compagnon( Book )

29 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Auprès de la question théorique ou historique traditionnelle : "Qu'est-ce que la littérature?", se pose avec plus d'urgence aujourd'hui une question critique et politique : "Que peut la littérature?" Quelle valeur la société et la culture contemporaines attribuent-elles à la littérature? Quelle utilité? Quel rôle? "Ma confiance en l'avenir de la littérature, déclarait Calvino, repose sur la certitude qu'il y a des choses que seule la littérature peut nous donner." Ce credo serait-il encore le nôtre?
Chat en poche : Montaigne et l'allégorie by Antoine Compagnon( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in French and Spanish and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un été avec Montaigne by Antoine Compagnon( Book )

35 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En 40 chapitres, le professeur A. Compagnon interprète l'auteur Montaigne sur un ton humoristique.--[Memento]
The death of French culture by Donald Morrison( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The creativity of its artists may be undeniable, but the influence (ghostlike) and the importance (derisory) of France in cultural exchanges both go to show that French culture no longer speaks to the world. This decline ultimately suits the French national mentality, inclined as it is to lamentation and sorrow. Morrison has returned to his original article to see how well his central arguments hold up in the light of the criticisms levelled at him. This new and updated version of his controversial text is accompanied by a thoughtful reply by Antoine Compagnon, who highlights a certain ambivalence within French culture, still capable of achieving the best but seemingly paralysed by its preoccupation with its own grandeur. --from publisher description
Baudelaire devant l'innombrable by Antoine Compagnon( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in French and English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prétexte, Roland Barthes by Centre culturel international de Cerisy-la-Salle( Book )

17 editions published between 1978 and 2003 in French and Undetermined and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swann's way by Marcel Proust( Book )

56 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in French and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sædeskildring og psykologisk analyse af adelens og storborgerskabets parisiske verden i perioden 1880-1920. Fortælleren Marcel er en fremmed i den ydre verden, og forsøger gennem sit indre liv at genfinde og fastholde den tabte fortid
Connaissez-vous Brunetière? : enquête sur un antidreyfusard et ses amis by Antoine Compagnon( Book )

11 editions published in 1997 in French and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Ferdinand Brunetière (1849-1906), the French literary critic, publicist, and director of the journal "Revue des Deux Mondes". Discusses his opinions on state, religion, the Dreyfus Affair, and Jews. Brunetière acted against revision of the Dreyfus trial and was one of the founders of the Ligue de la Patrie Française (1899). However, after a month he left the Ligue, considering it antisemitic. He strongly criticized Drumont's "La France juive" and was opposed to racial antisemitism but, at the same time, considered that the Jews, Freemasons and Protestants had too much influence in France. Discusses his ambiguous personality and the apparent paradoxes in his views. States that in his lifetime he was not viewed as an antisemite, either by Jews or by antisemites. His case shows that it was not necessary to equate anti-Dreyfusard attitudes with antisemitism. Brunetière, as a partisan of a strong state and a convinced Catholic, was opposed to anti-militarism and the campaign of intellectuals against the army and, as a consequence, he also opposed the revision of the Dreyfus trial
Proust, la mémoire et la littérature : séminaire 2006-2007 au Collège de France( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Œuvre dédiée au mouvement même de la mémoire, À la recherche du temps perdu laisse une large place aussi bien à la mémoire de l'histoire qu'à celle de la littérature même. ± Toute la littérature vit dans À la recherche du temps perdu. La littérature donne vie à la littérature comme?résurrection de la vie intégrale? à la manière de l'histoire de Michelet?, écrit Antoine Compagnon. Proust et le mythe d'Orphée ; l'effacement d'une source flaubertienne ; l'interpolation ; la reconnaissance ; le pastiche ou la mémoire des styles ; les réminiscences travesties ; l'allusion littéraire : des spécialistes français et étrangers explorent toutes ces pistes essentielles dans l'écriture de Proust. --
Baudelaire : l'irréductible by Antoine Compagnon( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contrairement à l'idée reçue qui fait de lui le précurseur des avant-gardes du XXe siècle, Baudelaire fut à la fois moderne et antimoderne. On l'éprouve ici devant certaines nouveautés qui l'obsédèrent : la presse, la photographie, la ville et l'art. C'étaient diverses facettes d'une même ± chose moderne?, fuyante et contradictoire, à laquelle il donna le nom de modernité. Le poète allie devant elles l'horreur et l'extase : les journaux à grand tirage le dégoûtent, mais il assiège ces ± canailles? de directeurs pour qu'ils le publient ; il attaque la photographie, mais il pose pour des clichés de légende. Cette ambivalence constitue la toile de fond du Spleen de Paris, sommet des contradictions du dernier Baudelaire, véritable objecteur de la conscience moderne. Un Baudelaire insoupçonné autant qu'irréductible. --
Carnets by Marcel Proust( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tout lecteur de la Recherche s'est demandé comment Proust avait commencé ; comment, après des années de désirs et de faux départs, il s'était mis pour de bon à écrire son grand roman. Il n'y eut pas de miracle ; on ne peut pas fixer de date à laquelle les obstacles furent levés, ni de révélation qui aurait définitivement guéri l'écrivain du doute. "Suis-je romancier?" se demande-t-il encore avec anxiété au moment de se lancer dans l'oeuvre. Cependant, les quatre petits carnets déposés à la Bibliothèque nationale de France, auprès des cahiers de brouillon et de mise au net, constituent le meilleur témoignage des débuts hésitants de l'oeuvre, puis de son prodigieux accroissement. Ces carnets ont accompagné Proust dans la création de la Recherche de 1908 à 1918. Ils contiennent des notes tant préparatoires que complémentaires pour l'ensemble du roman en chantier. Florence Callu et Antoine Compagnon en donnent une transcription intégrale et annotée, à la fois fidèle et lisible, qui permettra à l'amateur de la Recherche de découvrir l'atelier de l'écrivain."--Page 4 of cover
Sodome et Gomorrhe by Marcel Proust( Book )

30 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in French and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Proust : between two centuries
Proust : between two centuriesLiterature, theory, and common senseChat en poche : Montaigne et l'allégorieThe death of French culturePrétexte, Roland BarthesSwann's waySodome et Gomorrhe
Alternative Names
Antoine Compagnon critico letterario, docente e scrittore francese

Antoine Compagnon Frans literatuurcriticus

Antoine Compagnon französischer Literaturwissenschaftler und Hochschullehrer

Antoine Compagnon French literary critic, teacher, writer and professor

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Compagnon, Antoine

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Антоан Компаньон

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