By Jeffrey Mehlman
This memoir is much less a chronicle of the lifetime of a number one pupil and critic of concerns French than a chain of otherwise angled fragments, each one with its attendant shock, in what one commentator has known as Jeffrey Mehlman's amour vache—his injured and infrequently injurious love—for France and the French. The reader will come upon masters of the artwork of examining in those pages, the excitement elicited through their achievements, and the unforeseen (and sometimes unsettling) resonances these achievements have had within the author's lifestyles. With all its idiosyncrasies, Adventures within the French alternate depicts an highbrow new release in ways in which will allure not just those that remember the heady days of the increase and reign of French idea but in addition those that don't. This provocative booklet will be of curiosity to scholars of highbrow heritage, literary feedback, Jewish experiences, the historical past of yank academia, and the style of the memoir itself.
About the author
Jeffrey Mehlman is collage Professor and Professor of French Literature at Boston college. he's the writer of 8 books, together with Walter Benjamin for kids: An Essay on his Radio Years (1993), Genealogies of the textual content (1995), and Emigré manhattan: French Intellectuals in Wartime long island, 1940–1944 (2000).
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