By Jeffrey Mehlman
This memoir is much less a chronicle of the lifetime of a number one student and critic of concerns French than a sequence of otherwise angled fragments, every one with its attendant shock, in what one commentator has known as Jeffrey Mehlman's amour vache—his injured and sometimes injurious love—for France and the French. The reader will stumble upon masters of the artwork of studying in those pages, the pleasure elicited by way of 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 exchange depicts an highbrow new release in ways in which will allure not just those that keep in mind the heady days of the increase and reign of French concept but in addition those that don't. This provocative e-book can be of curiosity to scholars of highbrow heritage, literary feedback, Jewish stories, the background of yankee academia, and the style of the memoir itself.
About the author
Jeffrey Mehlman is collage Professor and Professor of French Literature at Boston collage. 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 long island: French Intellectuals in Wartime long island, 1940–1944 (2000).
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