Poétique et usages de la liste littéraire: Le Clézio, Modiano, Perec. By Gaspard Turin. Histoire des idées et critique littéraire, 491) Geneva: Droz. 2017. xii+206 pp. €26.54. ISBN 978-2-600-05834-6.

Alan Morris

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Contacts stored in electronic memories, telephone directories, honours boards, menus, these very words and phrases—lists are an inescapable part of everyday life. Recognizing that they are also an increasingly common, yet relatively neglected, device in literature, Gaspard Turin determines in this stimulating survey to ‘combler ce manque’ (p. 5) and to ‘décrire et théoriser la liste’ (p. 181), principally as it manifests itself in the contemporary novel.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)382-383
Number of pages2
JournalModern Language Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2019


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