La Modification Summary

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  • 5 Literature Criticisms
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Essays & Analysis (5)

1,080 words, approx. 4 pages
Critical Essay by John K. Simon The difficulty in summarizing La Modification, like Butor's other novels, comes not from an excess or an absence of "content" as such, but from the... Read more
8,013 words, approx. 27 pages
In the following essay, Silk challenges Butor's critics who view La Modification as a narrative of self-emergence, arguing instead that the narrative voice remains disembodied—“be... Read more
3,716 words, approx. 13 pages
In the following essay, Pringle contends that the train compartment in Butor's La Modification signifies a “microcosm within a microcosm” and reflects the protagonist's vie... Read more
2,749 words, approx. 10 pages
In the following essay, Chavadrian regards Butor as a “literary revolutionary” for playing with narrative conventions within La Modification, arguing that this strategy encourages reader... Read more
3,354 words, approx. 12 pages
In the following essay, Pringle evaluates La Modification from a feminist perspective, noting that the male protagonist's perceptions of two lead female characters prevents readers from extensi... Read more