French Literature 7 – 20th century French novel

Intelectual movements of the beginning of the sentury: Bergson. Metamorphosis of the novel. Romain Rolland and the „roman fleuve“. The characteristics of the modern fiction – the estetic novel of Proust and Gide. The novel of „human destiny“: Malraux, Saint-Éxupéry. Existentialist novel: Camus, Sartre. Historical novel: Marguerite Yourcenar. Contemporary tendancies: Le Clézio.