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Open Access Show Me the Way to Go Home: Melville's Le Samouraï

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This article looks at Jean-Pierre Melville's 1967 crime thriller Le Samouraï with reference to its source, Graham Greene's 'entertainment' novel, A Gun for Sale (1936), focusing on a shared use of allusions to fairy tales. It suggests that both artists use criminal outsiders as anti-heroes to dramatise ideas of exile and 'home'.
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Keywords: EXILE; FAIRY TALES; GRAHAM GREENE; JEAN-PIERRE MELVILLE; LE SAMOURAÏ; OUTSIDERS

Language: French

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 2001

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  • The Irish Journal of French Studies is an annual international refereed journal published by the Association des Études Françaises et Francophones d'Irlande. Articles in English, French or Irish are welcomed on any aspect of research in the area of French and Francophone culture, society, literature and thought. Articles published within the last two years are available free online to members and may be purchased by non-members. All other articles are available on an open access basis.

    Please note that the Print ISSN listed for the journal on this website applies to volumes 1 to 10, and part of volume 16. All other volumes are published, in their entirety, on-line only.

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