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Masking Strategies

Unwrapping the French Paratext

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Alistair Rolls and Maire-Laure Vuaille-Barcan

Gérard Genette’s seminal study of the paratext, Seuils (1987), is the starting point for this collection of essays, all of which seek not only to engage with Genette’s taxonomy and apply it, but also to interrogate it and to move through and beyond it. In addition to mapping Genette’s organization of (para)textual space onto a number of French texts, including novels and plays, texts translated into French, book series and publishing marketing material, these essays take up some of the challenges raised in Seuils as well as posing their own. For example, the relationship between Genette’s work and deconstructionist approaches to text and the intersection of paratextuality and translation, which are hinted at by Genette, are explored in more detail in the volume, as is the notion of moving through and beyond the paratext. As such, this book offers a significant re-engagement with and deployment of paratextual theory and practice.

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Alayrac, Vanessa 54 n Allen, Robert 102 Antle, Martine 103 n Anzaldúa, Gloria E. 5 n Aragon, Louis 95 Archimedes 148 Arestrup, Niels 75 Aristotle 168 Arnaud, Noël 14 n Assaël, Jacqueline 147 n Audiberti, Jacques 95 Auster, Paul 77 Aveling, Harry 79 Avery, Justin 54 Balzac, Honoré de 76, 155 n Barnes, Julian 23 n Barthes, Roland 7, 8, 9, 30 n, 31, 33, 34, 36, 48, 56, 60–6, 76, 105, 146, 147–8, 160, 165 Baudelaire, Charles 75, 76, 173 n, 179, 183, 184 n Baudouin, Bernard 138 n, 141–7, 151 n Beckett, Samuel 105, 119 n Beigbeder, Frédéric 10, 85–98 Bellemin-Noël, Jean 27 n Bernhardt, Thomas 105 n Berthier, Philippe 31, 32 n, 34 Bertrand, Philippe 87 n Beyle, Henri see Stendhal Bloom, Harold 48 n, 160 n, 163 n Blot-Barrère, Christiane 105 Borges, Jorge Luis 105 Boulanger, Pier-Pascale 74 Boulé, Jean-Pierre 1 n, 86 n Bourdieu, Pierre 137–8, 140, 155 Boyd, William 77 Boyer, Régis 170 n Brooks, Shelton 178 Brown, Carter 63, 127, 134 Brusq, Armelle 50 n Burgess, Anthony 21 Bushnell, Candace 62 n Calle-Gruber, Mireille 2 n Camus, Renaud 91 Caradec, François 13, 15 n, 19 Carlon, Patricia 124 n, 127–8, 130 Céline, Louis-Ferdinand 21, 162–7, 168, 169–71, 174–6, 177 n Chambers, Ross 64 n, 65, 179 n, 183 Champf leury 155 Chase, James Hadley 63, 78 Chekhov, Anton 105 Cheval, Catherine 49 n, 69,...

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