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Jefferson, Ann

Works: 37 works in 213 publications in 5 languages and 6,131 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Romance fiction  Novels  Historical fiction  Claims  Biographies  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: PQ2435, 843.7
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Most widely held works by Ann Jefferson
Nathalie Sarraute, fiction and theory : questions of difference by Ann Jefferson( )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this study of Sarraute, Ann Jefferson offers a fresh perspective on Sarraute's oeuvre - her novels, her outstanding autobiography Enfance and her influential critical writings - by focusing on the crucial issue of difference which emerges as one of her central preoccupations. Drawing on a variety of critical approaches, Jefferson explores Sarraute's fundamental ambivalence towards differences of various kinds including questions of gender and genre. She argues that difference is simultaneously asserted and denied in Sarraute's work, and that the notion of difference, so often celebrated by other writers and thinkers, is shown in Sarraute's work to be inseparable from ambiguity and anxiety."--Jacket
Modern literary theory, a comparative introduction by Ann Jefferson( Book )

68 editions published between 1982 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aim of this book is to provide within the compass of a single volume an introduction to the major developments in this field that have taken place during the twentieth century in Europe and North America. The authors explain the assumptions of these theories concerning the nature of literature and criticism, showing how they relate to one another, and linking them to the general issues raised by all critical practice. In succeeding chapters, the book considers individual theorists and schools, focusing in turn on Russian Formalism, modern linguistics, post-structuralism, modern psychoanalytic criticism and Marxist theories. For readers who wish to pursue further their study of particular theories, selected bibliographies are provided at the end of each chapter. -- From publisher's description
Genius in France : an idea and its uses by Ann Jefferson( )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This engaging book spans three centuries to provide the first full account of the long and diverse history of genius in France. Exploring a wide range of examples from literature, philosophy, and history, as well as medicine, psychology, and journalism, Ann Jefferson examines the ways in which the idea of genius has been ceaselessly reflected on and redefined through its uses in these different contexts. She traces its varying fortunes through the madness and imposture with which genius is often associated, and through the observations of those who determine its presence in others. Jefferson considers the modern beginnings of genius in eighteenth-century aesthetics and the works of philosophes such as Diderot. She then investigates the nineteenth-century notion of national and collective genius, the self-appointed role of Romantic poets as misunderstood geniuses, the recurrent obsession with failed genius in the realist novels of writers like Balzac and Zola, the contested category of female genius, and the medical literature that viewed genius as a form of pathology. She shows how twentieth-century views of genius narrowed through its association with IQ and child prodigies, and she discusses the different ways major theorists -- including Sartre, Barthes, Derrida, and Kristeva -- have repudiated and subsequently revived the concept. Rich in narrative detail, Genius in France brings a fresh approach to French intellectual and cultural history, and to the burgeoning field of genius studies."--Jacket
Biography and the question of literature in France by Ann Jefferson( )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and French and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book cakes a fresh look at the relations between literature and biography by tracing the history of their connections through three hundred years of French literature. The starting point for this history is the eighteenth century when the term 'biography' first entered the French language and when the word 'literature' began to acquire its modern sense of writing marked by an aesthetic character."--Jacket
The nouveau roman and the poetics of fiction by Ann Jefferson( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading realism in Stendhal by Ann Jefferson( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book poses the question: what happens when reading enters the realist process? and answers it by way of a critical study of Stendhal's writing. Ann Jefferson argues that a recognition of the role of reading in representation is particularly crucial to an understanding of Stendhal's realism, and her account includes substantial discussions of De l'Amour, Le Rouge et le Noir, the Vie de Henry Brulard and La Chartreuse de Parme. Her study also draws a number of illuminating parallels between Stendhal and aspects of modern critical theory, and uses them in order to reveal the high degree of sophistication and self-consciousness in Stendhal's writing, qualities which are attributed here to the intensity of his preoccupation with his readers. By focusing on the issue of reading in Stendhal this book not only proposes a reassessment of Stendhal's own work, but also opens up lines of enquiry on the critical problem that is realism
Stendhal, La chartreuse de Parme by Ann Jefferson( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nathalie Sarraute by Ann Jefferson( Book )

5 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in French and English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This will be the first proper biography of an important figure in late twentieth-century French literature. Nathalie Sarraute was known primarily in connection with the nouveau roman of the 1960s and 1970s, and latterly as the author of Childhood, an autobiography which was later dramatised on Broadway. She was born into a Jewish family in Russia at the beginning of the century before making her way to a new identity and a literary career in Paris. She was the author of 12 novels, six plays (still in the repertoire), and a cluster influential critical essays, and her life spanned the events and upheavals of the century: Russian revolutionaries, émigré society in Paris, women's education and their access to the professions, notably law and the French literary institution, anti-Semitism, the Occupation and her own hiding under Vichy, Sartre and Les Temps modernes, the nouveau roman, May 68, and much else. She was an unusually cosmopolitan figure, spoke excellent English, and maintained friendships with several Anglo-American figures (Maria and Eugene Jolas, Hannah Arendt, Mary McCarthy, etc.) The thread that runs through Sarraute's long life, as through her writing, is the issue of place and belonging: as the child in two step-families after her parents divorced, as a Russian émigré in France, as an assimilated Jew in French bourgeois society, as a woman in a man's world (law and literature), and as the ambivalent associate of two major literary groupings (Sartre and the nouveau roman). No biography currently exists and this will be the first. Based on archival material (including the Fonds Nathalie Sarraute in the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris) as well as on private papers that have remained in the family, and interviews with many people who knew her, it offers a fascinating account of the lived and very varied context in which Nathalie Sarraute's work was produced and took form"--
Bevezetés a modern irodalomelméletbe : összehasonlító áttekintés by Ann Jefferson( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in Hungarian and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xi fang xian dai wen xue li lun gai shu yu bi jiao( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in Chinese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspects of the poetics of fiction : the novels of Nathalie Sarraute by Ann Jefferson( Book )

6 editions published between 1975 and 1988 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teori kesusasteraan moden : pengenalan secara perbandingan( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in Malay and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Charterhouse of Parma (1839) is a compelling novel of passion and daring, of prisons and heroic escape, of political chicanery and sublime personal courage. Set at the beginning of the nineteenth century, amidst the golden landscapes of northern Italy, it traces the joyous but ill-starred amorous exploits of a handsome young aristocrat called Fabrice del Dongo, and of his incomparable aunt Gina, her suitor Prime Minister Mosca, and Clelia, a heroine of ethereal beauty and earthly passion
Dang dai guo wai wen xue li lun liu pai by Jefferson( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in Chinese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calibration of a pulsed potential crack monitor for use in fatigue crack growth studies by J Newman( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Developing tourism destinations : policies and perspectives by Jonathan Bodlender( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Safety of aircraft structures with respect to fatigue by Ann Jefferson( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La vie des autres réflexion sur la biographie : colloque du 17 mars 2017( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Photoisomerization of OClO: a possible mechanism for polar ozone depletion by V VAIDA( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Modern literary theory a comparative introduction( Recording )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Nathalie Sarraute, fiction and theory : questions of difference
Modern literary theory, a comparative introductionBiography and the question of literature in FranceThe nouveau roman and the poetics of fictionReading realism in Stendhal
Alternative Names
Ann Jefferson literatuurcriticus

Jefferson, A. 1949-

Jefferson, A. M. 1949-

Jefferson, A. M. (Ann)

Jefferson, Ann Margaret 1949-

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제퍼슨, A. 1949-

제퍼슨, A. 마가렛 1949-

제퍼슨, 앤 1949-

제퍼슨, 앤 M. 1949-

제퍼슨, 앤 마가렛 1949-