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Rewriting Les Mysteres De Paris : The Mysteres Urbains and the Palimpsest (Hardcover) (Amy Wigelsworth)

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Key works of popular fiction are often rewritten to capitalise on their success. But what are the implications of this rewriting process? Such is the question addressed by this detailed study of several rewritings of Eugene Sue's Mysteres de Paris (1842-43), produced in the latter half of the nineteenth century, in response to the phenomenal success of Sue's archetypal urban mystery. Pursuing a compelling analogy between city and text, and exploring the resonance of the palimpsest trope to both, Amy Wigelsworth argues that the mysteres urbains are exemplary rewritings, which shed new light on contemporary reading and writing practices, and emerge as early avatars of a genre still widely consumed and enjoyed in the 21st century.Amy Wigelsworth completed her PhD at Durham University. She currently holds a part-time lectureship in French at the Sheffield Business School (Sheffield Hallam University), and also teaches French at the University of York.
Key works of popular fiction are often rewritten to capitalise on their success. But what are the implications of this rewriting process? Such is the question addressed by this detailed study of several rewritings of Eugene Sue's Mysteres de Paris (1842-43), produced in the latter half of the nineteenth century, in response to the phenomenal success of Sue's archetypal urban mystery. Pursuing a compelling analogy between city and text, and exploring the resonance of the palimpsest trope to both, Amy Wigelsworth argues that the mysteres urbains are exemplary rewritings, which shed new light on contemporary reading and writing practices, and emerge as early avatars of a genre still widely consumed and enjoyed in the 21st century.Amy Wigelsworth completed her PhD at Durham University. She currently holds a part-time lectureship in French at the Sheffield Business School (Sheffield Hallam University), and also teaches French at the University of York.
Number of Pages: 232
Genre: Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: General
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Amy Wigelsworth
Language: English
Street Date: June 30, 2016
TCIN: 17240240
UPC: 9781909662360
Item Number (DPCI): 247-04-4742
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