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Functions of Science in French Fiction
http://JV.Gilead.org.il/evans/function.html
"Throughout most the 19th and 20th centuries, and perhaps more acutely in France than elsewhere, 'scientific' and literary matters have been perceived as diametrical opposites, mutually exclusive modes of thought requiring vastly different discursive vehicles for their expression. As Michel Foucault has pointed out, for example, the ideal of a 'pure' scientific discourse grew to be an important épistémè of the 19th century--an historical period that witnessed dramatic changes in the basic premises of scientific methodology. The desire for a cognitively 'objective' outlook, deemed to be a prerequisite to valid scientific inquiry, became increasingly extended into the realm of language itself, substantially altering what had traditionally been more “holistic” relationship between language and knowledge."
Contains: Historical Context, Content Analysis
Author: Arthur B. Evans
From: Studies in the Literary Imagination Vol. 22 no. 1; p. 79-100; Spring 1989
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Authors in French: 20th Century literature:

Jean Anouilh (1910 - 1987)Antonin Artaud (1896 - 1948)
Tahar Ben Jelloun (1944 - )Maurice Blanchot (1916 - 1978)
Yves Bonnefoy (1923 - )Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)
Aime Cesaire (1913 - )Helene Cixous (1937 - )
Jean Cocteau (1889 - 1963)Robert Desnos (1900 - 1945)
Anny Duperey (1947 - )Frantz Fanon (1925 - 1961)
Jean Genet (1910 - 1986)René Ghil (1862 - 1925)
André Gide (1869 - 1951)Eugene Ionesco (1912 - 1994)
Milan Kundera (1929 - )Jean Lahougue (1945 - )
Michel Leiris (1901 - 1990)Benoit Peeters (1956 - )
Georges Perec (1936 - 1982)Francis Ponge (1899 - 1988)
Marcel Proust (1871 - 1922)Lucien Rebatet (1903 - 1972)
Georges Remi (1907 - 1983)Jacques Robaud ( - )
Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980)Simone Schwarz-Bart (1938 - )
May Swenson ( - )Michel Tournier (1924 - )
Myriam Warner-Vieyra (1939 - )


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