By Jeffrey Mehlman

This memoir is much less a chronicle of the lifetime of a number one pupil and critic of issues French than a sequence of another way angled fragments, each one with its attendant shock, in what one commentator has referred to as Jeffrey Mehlman's amour vache—his injured and infrequently injurious love—for France and the French. The reader will come across masters of the artwork of examining in those pages, the pleasure elicited by means of their achievements, and the unforeseen (and sometimes unsettling) resonances these achievements have had within the author's existence. With all its idiosyncrasies, Adventures within the French exchange depicts an highbrow new release in ways in which will allure not just those that bear in mind the heady days of the increase and reign of French concept but in addition those that don't. This provocative booklet can be of curiosity to scholars of highbrow historical past, literary feedback, Jewish experiences, the background of yank academia, and the style of the memoir itself.

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Jeffrey Mehlman is collage Professor and Professor of French Literature at Boston college. 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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