Friend and Foe

Friend and Foe

by Frederick John Harris


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In Friend and Foe, Frederick Harris examines the life and works of French authors Marcel Proust and André Gide. Proust and Gide clearly defined French literature in the first part of the twentieth century. This book contains the whole of correspondence between Proust and Gide, some letters translated in English for the first time. By looking at Proust and Gide simultaneously, looking at Proust and the whole coterie of writers and critics that gathered around Gide at the Nouvelle Revue Française (NRF), Harris provides a new context in which to assess both Proust and Gide. It forces consideration in a more incisive way of the key issues in both their careers: the Dreyfus Affair, World War I, homosexuality, and their art.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761821816
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 02/01/2002
Pages: 488
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.74(h) x 1.23(d)

About the Author

Frederick John Harris is Professor of French and Comparative Literature, Fordham University, New York.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 Beginnings Chapter 5 The Dreyfus Affair Chapter 6 From Dreyfus to Swann Chapter 7 The Quest for Publication Chapter 8 Grasset or the NRF? Chapter 9 Issues of Art Chapter 10 Homosexuality Chapter 11 The NRF and the Route to Publication Chapter 12 The War Years I: Breaking with Grasset Chapter 13 The War Years II: Signing on with the NRF Chapter 14 The Postwar Era and the NRF Chapter 15 To Sodom and Gomorrah Chapter 16 The Last Year Chapter 17 Conclusion Chapter 18 Selected Bibliography Chapter 19 Index

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