The metamorphosis of the Novel in the Thirties
In the period between the two world wars, the metamorphosis of daily life and the economic and social crisis cause existential awkwardness that turns out in disintegration of the values of Belle Epoque and of the self. The reception in France of Freudian works and categories in the 20s exacerbates the feeling of unease of European consciousness and intensifies the social, historical and metaphysical pessimism. The research project purposes to investigate the influence of Freudian findings on the French narrative from 1930 to 1940, when another turning pf the genre romance is emerging.
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