10 am – Noon
The trauma of the First World War, combined with the influence of Freudian ideas and other cultural upheavals, dramatically shaped French writers, as well as other European literary voices. We will examine the work of three French authors that illustrate the cultural atmosphere of that period: Julien Green’s Adrienne Mesurat, François Mauriac’s Vipers’ Tangle, and Irène Némirovsky’s The Dogs and the Wolves.
Rosina Neginsky is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Illinois, Springfield and a specialist in European literature between 1850 and the present.
Six sessions, $170.
Green, Julien. Andrienne Mesurat. Holmes & Meier, 1991. ISBN: 978-0841911932
Mauriac, François. Vipers’ Tangle. Loyola Classics, 2005. ISBN: 978-0829422115
Némirovsky, Irène. The Dogs and the Wolves. Vintage, 2010. ISBN: 978-0099507789