Publications récentes

Récit de Sojourner Truth. Une esclave du Nord, émancipée de la servitude corporelle en 1828 par l’État de New York

par Claudine Raynaud

Cette traduction inédite du Récit de Sojourner Truth (1850) est précédée d’une introduction, complétée par des notes et des cartes. Truth est une figure majeure de l’histoire américaine, de l’abolitionnisme et de la lutte pour les droits des femmes : une icône du féminisme noir. Son récit dicté est donc un témoignage indispensable sur l’esclavage américain et la subjectivité de la femme esclave



Diasporas, Cultures of Mobilities, ‘Race’ 3.
African Americans and the Black Diaspora
Textes réunis par Corinne Duboin et Claudine Raynaud


Reflecting current debates in the intersecting fields of African American Studies and African Diaspora, these critical essays and case studies explore the articulation between the fluctuating concepts of ‘race’ and Diaspora and the negotiations of identities across differences. They examine in turn the developments of diasporic black (inter)nationalism, new discourses on ‘postraciality’ and ‘postblackness’, race consciousness among African American soldiers, expatriation and re-diasporization. The acknowledgement of a rejection of Africanness in societies such as the Emirates, Morocco or the Dominican Republic dialogues with examinations of artwork through the lenses of a diasporic consciousness and analyses of literary texts that celebrate internationalism or subvert the notion of ‘race’. James Baldwin thus converses with Percival Everett.

Reflet des débats actuels dans les champs croisés des Etudes afro-américaines et des Etudes diasporiques, ces essais critiques et études de cas explorent l’articulation entre les concepts fluctuants de « race » et de diaspora et les négociations des identités au-delà des différences. Ils étudient tour à tour l’évolution de l’(inter)nationalisme noir au sein de la Diaspora, les nouveaux discours sur la post-racialité et la notion de « postblackness », la conscience raciale chez les soldats afro-américains, l’expatriation et la re-diasporisation. Le constat d’un rejet de l’africanité au sein de sociétés telles que les Emirats, le Maroc ou la République dominicaine entre en relation avec les analyses d’œuvres d’art au prisme d’une conscience diasporique et de textes littéraires qui disent l’internationalisme ou subvertissent la notion de « race ». James Baldwin dialogue alors avec Percival Everett.

Key words : African American Studies; Black Diaspora; Black Africa; ‘Race’; Post-Racial; Post-Blackness.

Mots-clés : Etudes afro-américaines ; Diaspora noire ; Afrique noire, « race »; Post-racialité; postblackness.

Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée dans la Collection “Horizons Anglophones,” série PoCoPages, dirigée par Judith Misrahi Barak


Corinne Duboin & Claudine Raynaud
Introduction. ‘Racial Stalemate’?: Black/African Diaspora and African American ‘Identity’

Melba Joyce Boyd
‘Rearranging Your Father’s Table’

1 Theorizing Diaspora, Blackness and Post-Raciality
Ashraf Rushdy
The Diasporas of and to Nations?: The Case of Africa

Michael Gomez
Peregrinations of ‘Blackness’ and Race across Time and Space:  The Impulse of Mitigation

Lisa Veroni-Paccher
Blackness and the African Diaspora in ‘Postracial’ America

Mark Reid
Whose ‘Post-Racial’ ‘Post-Black’ Is It?: USA, France, Italy, and England

Melba Joyce Boyd
‘It Could Have Been Me’

2 African Americans, ‘Race’ and/in War
Anthony Parent
‘Making Abolitionists of the Whole Community’: Jeffrey Brace and Charles Bowes

Maggi Morehouse
Civil Rights Pioneers: Building Race Consciousness in the WWII Armed Forces

Christine Vogt-William
‘If it’s a game of colors you want to play’: Contemporary Literary Representations of African American GIs in Germany

Melba Joyce Boyd
‘Miss Odessa’

3 Ex-Patriations, Diasporic Motions
Quentin Miller
South by Southwest: James Baldwin in Provence

Malin Pereira
Brenda Marie Osbey’s Black Internationalism

Delphine Gras
In the Steps of the Griots: Traveling Bards in Shay Youngblood’s Black Girl in Paris

Melba Joyce Boyd
‘C’est une Histoire Extraordinaire’

4 Re-Presentations of the Black Subject
Alan Rice
Guerilla Memorialisation in the Wake of Slavery’s Legacy: African Atlantic Art in the 1990s

Heather Smyth
African Diaspora and Coalition: Multiracial Writing and Arts Activism in Canada

Alix Pierre
Appropriating African Belief Systems: Renée Stout Re-Writes Her Self

Jennifer Wilks
‘As real as the unreal’: Identity and Iconography in the Fiction of Percival Everett

Melba Joyce Boyd
‘We See We’



Bio-bibliographical Notices

Corinne Duboin is Professor of English at the University of Réunion Island, France, and currently Vice-President for Research. She has published book chapters and scholarly articles on African American and Caribbean literatures (the CLA Journal, Commonwealth, the Mississippi Quarterly, Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora, the Southern Literary Journal, Transatlantica). She co-edited a collection of essays on the representations of the city in West Indian fiction (La ville plurielle dans la fiction antillaise anglophone: Images de l’interculturel, Toulouse: Presses Universitaires du Mirail, 2000). She is also the editor of Urban America in Black Women’s Fiction (Alizés 22, 2002), Dérives et déviances (Le Publieur, 2005), Les Représentations de la deviance (L’Harmattan, 2005), Récit, mémoire et histoire (T&D 34, 2008, with M. Aït-Aarab), and Repenser la diversité: le sujet diasporique (Océan Editions, 2013).

Claudine Raynaud, Professor of English and American Studies at Paul-Valéry University, Montpellier, has taught in England (Birmingham and Liverpool) and the United States (Michigan, Northwestern and Oberlin). A Fellow at the Du Bois Institute (Harvard, Fall 2005), she was vice president of the CEAA when Michel Fabre was its president, has headed GRAAT, the nationwide African American Studies Research Group in Tours and works at the CNRS. She is the author of Toni Morrison: L’Esthétique de la survie (1995) and numerous articles on black autobiography (Hurston, Wright, Baldwin, Lorde), Joyce and feminist theory. Her most current publications are ‘Coming of Age in the African American Novel’, The Cambridge Companion to the African American Novel (2004), an anthology of articles on Gaines’s The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (CRAFT, 2005), ‘Beloved or the Shifting Shapes of Memory’, The Cambridge Companion to Toni Morrison (2007), the co-edition of collection of essays on Gloria Naylor (l’Harmattan, 2012) and a book chapter on Hurston’s Tell my Horse in F. Sweeney and K. Marsh eds., Afromodernisms, Paris, Harlem and the Avant-Garde, Edinburgh UP, 2013.


Reconnecting Aestheticism and Modernism.
Continuities, Revisions, Speculations

Edited by Bénédicte Coste, Catherine Delyfer, Christine Reynier
© 2017 – Routledge


Charting the period that extends from the 1860s to the 1940s, this volume offers fresh perspectives on Aestheticism and Modernism. By acknowledging that both movements had a passion for the ‘new’, it goes beyond the alleged divide between Modernism and its predecessors. Rather than reading the modernist credo, ‘Make it New!’, as a desire to break away from the past, the authors of this book suggest reading it as a continuation and a reappropriation of the spirit of the ‘New’ that characterizes Aestheticism. Basing their arguments on recent reassessments of Aestheticism and Modernism and their articulation, contributors take up the challenge of interrogating the connections, continuities, and intersections between the two movements, thus revealing the working processes of cultural and aesthetic change so as to reassess the value of the new for each. Attending to well-known writers such as Waugh, Woolf, Richardson, Eliot, Pound, Ford, Symons, Wilde, and Hopkins, as well as to hitherto neglected figures such as Lucas Malet, L.S. Gibbon, Leonard Woolf, or George Egerton, they revise assumptions about Aestheticism and Modernism and their very definitions. This collection brings together international scholars specializing in Aestheticism or Modernism who push their analyses beyond their strict period of expertise and take both movements into account through exciting approaches that borrow from aesthetics, philosophy, or economics. The volume proposes a corrective to the traditional narratives of the history of Aestheticism and Modernism, revitalizing definitions of these movements and revealing new directions in aestheticist and modernist studies.


Bénédicte Coste, Catherine Delyfer and Christine Reynier

Connecting Aestheticism and Modernism
1.The New Woman Flâneuse or Streetwalker? George Egerton’s Urban Aestheticism
Tina O’Toole
2. Re-crediting Arthur Symons, Decadent-Modernist Literary Ghost
Elisa Bizzotto
3. Modernists as Decadents: Excess and Waste in G. M. Hopkins, T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound and Others
Rainer Emig
4. From Periphery to Centre: The Female Writer in Walter Pater and Virginia Woolf
Lene Østermark-Johansen
5. Literary Cosmopolitans and Agents of Mediation: Oscar Wilde and Fin-de-siècle Viennese Artistic Networks
Sandra Mayer

Revising Assumptions about Aestheticism and Modernism
6. Wet Aesthetics: Immersion versus the ‘perfect imbecility’ of the Stream in Dorothy Richardson’s Pilgrimage
Rebecca Bowler and Scott McCracken
7. Artist Stories of the 1890s: Life, Art, and Sacrifice
Elke D’hoker
8. Aestheticism and Utilitarianism. A Victorian Debate and its Critical Legacy
Emmanuelle De Champs
9. ‘Dangerous thoughts in Bloomsbury’: Ethical Aestheticism and Imperial Fictions
Christine Froula

Speculative Orientations in Aestheticism and Modernism
10. Speculative Modernism
Stephen Ross
11. The Modernist Trajectory of Economics
Mary Poovey
12. Speculating on Art in Fin-de-siècle Fiction
Catherine Delyfer
13. Bogus Modernism: Impersonation, Deception and Trust in Ford Madox Ford and Evelyn Waugh
Rob Hawkes
14. Ownership and Interpretation: on Ezra Pound’s Deluxe First Editions
Michael Kindellan

The contributors



L’Engagement / Commitment
Congrès de la SAES, Toulon, juin 2015

Ebc n°50, juin 2016



Ce numéro d’Études britanniques contemporaines est issu des travaux de l’atelier de la SEAC (Société d’Études Anglaises Contemporaines) / « La Nouvelle de langue anglaise » organisé dans le cadre du congrès de Toulon de la Société des Anglicistes de l’Enseignement Supérieur qui s’est tenu en mai 2015. Une première partie du volume présente quatre contributions conçues dans le cadre d’un hommage-anniversaire, correpondant à la publication numéro 50 d’Études britanniques contemporaines.


Crossings – The South – Commitment
Traversées — Le Sud — L’engagement

CVE n°83, Printemps 2016


Le volume 83 des Cahiers victoriens et édouardiens est un numéro consacré essentiellement aux actes de trois colloques au cours desquels ont été sélectionnées les meilleures contributions. L’atelier de la SFEVE lors du 54e congrès de la SAES à Caen en mai 2014, sur le thème « Traversées », a fourni deux des articles. Le Colloque de la SFEVE à Perpignan en janvier 2015 sur le thème « Le Sud », organisé par Isabelle Cases, nous a permis de recueillir 6 articles et l’atelier de la SFEVE lors du 55e congrès de la SAES à Toulon en juin 2015 portant sur le thème de « l’engagement » a donné 5 articles. Vient s’ajouter à ces 13 contributions, un article complémentaire sur Eliza Cook. Nous vous en souhaitons bonne lecture.


Parade’s End de Ford Madox Ford : vers une esthétique de la crise

Edited by Isabelle Brasme
Collection « Horizons anglophones », série Present Perfect.
Sommaire Parade’s End de Ford Mardox Ford


Ford Madox Ford occupa une place majeure mais paradoxale au sein du modernisme. Les résistances à inscrire Ford dans le canon moderniste peuvent s’expliquer par la difficulté à réconcilier les contradictions de son œuvre et à en dégager un système esthétique stable. L’ambivalence se retrouve au cœur de sa tétralogie Parade’s End. La dialectique est irréconciliable entre la chimère d’un passé venant habiter le présent et la rupture dont cette chimère est le symptôme. Ce travail explore la tension entre hommage et dérision qui caractérise Parade’s End. La nostalgie d’une idéologie stable, d’un récit satisfaisant les attentes du lecteur et d’un sujet unifié est simultanément sublimée et tournée en dérision. Le texte témoigne d’une réticence à dénouer les apories qu’il génère. Cette mise en crise ne débouche donc pas sur l’élaboration d’un système alternatif ; elle ne débouche pourtant pas sur du vide, mais sur un système dont nous devinons les contours. Le texte est en perpétuel mouvement vers une esthétique qu’il suggère en creux. La dimension fondamentale de négativité imprime au texte un paradoxal dynamisme.


L’art de la traduction

Julie Sauvage et Adriana Serban
Collection « Essais sur l’art », Michel Houdiard publications, 2015
Sommaire Essais sur l’art 8

Couv Essais 8

La traduction fait partie intégrante de notre vie quotidienne, au point de susciter peu d’interrogations de la part du grand public. Elle se trouve aussi au coeur de la collection Essais sur l’art, qui vise à faire découvrir au lecteur francophone des essais d’écrivains et artistes de langue anglaise. En réunissant des textes portant sur la traduction même, ce volume tente de mettre en évidence certains de ses principes et de ses questionnements essentiels. Pour la première fois, il rend accessible au public francophone un aperçu de la réflexion menée par les auteurs anglo-américains sur la traduction, entre le début du XIXe et la fin du XXe siècle. D’Alexander Fraser Tytler et Matthew Arnold à Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward FitzGerald et I. A. Richards, en passant par Anthony Burgess, Vladimir Nabokov, W. H. Auden et John Glassco, des écrivains reconnus, souvent célèbres en tant que créateurs, s’interrogent sur la traduction ou considèrent leur propre expérience de traducteurs.
Qu’est-ce qu’une bonne traduction ? Quelle est l’autorité du traducteur, comment définir son rôle par rapport à l’auteur ? Quelle importance accorder au public ou au lecteur ? Est-ce lui qui motive la traduction, la retraduction ? La traduction peut-elle, voire doit-elle devenir une recréation ? Parfois enthousiastes, parfois méfiants ou réprobateurs, ces écrivains renouvellent des questions séculaires grâce à leur perspective d’artistes et montrent, souvent avec humour, en quoi la traduction peut être un art.


Ethics of Alterity, Confrontation and Responsibility in 19th- to 21st-Century British Arts

Edited by Jean-Michel Ganteau & Christine Reynier
Collection « Horizons anglophones », série Present Perfect.


Various art forms inscribe, program or perform the preference of relationship. In so doing, they put otherness high on their aesthetic agenda by caring about the cultural other, the other of gender, race, class or history. Such art forms from different periods promote a mode of sensibility to the other, whether the foreign or the invisible, or both, in their various manifestations. Sensibility to otherness is envisaged through the means of strident or humble art-forms and aesthetic choices, from the overtly experimental, to subdued adaptation. In confronting and welcoming the other art object, the other culture, or the othered citizen, art objects to the tyranny of the same and promotes such values as attentiveness, responsiveness and responsibility to forms of otherness, i.e. to the ways in which art cares about, or even takes care of the other. This implies the practice of an ethic of alterity (as distinct from the formulation of general rules) that is accountable for making the spectator or listener pay attention to social, economic and cultural invisibilities. Such an ethic of alterity joins hands with the political and may help chart the evolution of the objects and forms of engagement from the Victorian period to the present.



Virginie Iché
Préface de Jean-Jacques Lecercle



Un ouvrage à découvrir à l’occasion du Salon du Livre et de la Presse Jeunesse qui met à l’honneur ces œuvres de Lewis Carroll (du 2 au 7 décembre à Montreuil)

L’analyse des jeux et jouets, jeux de mots et de langage, jeux narratifs et intertextuels, que propose Virginie Iché met en évidence la tension fondatrice entre liberté et règles qui caractérise les Alice, et, au-delà, le processus de subjectivation qui traverse ces œuvres. Cet ouvrage vient aussi expliquer l’étonnante plasticité de l’œuvre carrollienne, sa vivacité et sa capacité à susciter toujours plus d’interprétations-interpellations 150 ans après sa première publication.



Patti Smith.
Claude Chastagner
Année de publication: 2015.
Sommaire Patti Smith

« Outside. Outside of society. That’s where I want to be. If you’re looking, that’s where you’ll find me.” This is what Patti Smith sang back in 1978. Where is she in 2015? With all the fame and recognition. With thirteen original albums released, her poetry regularly reprinted, her paintings and photographs on show in galleries around the world, an induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a National Book Award for her first prose work, Just Kids. Is she still outside? Is she still the iconic, rebellious, rock’n’roll figure of her youth? Patti Smith has lived a rock’n’roll life, a life of words and sounds, of poetry and images. She has slept on doorsteps, on park benches. But perhaps she never meant to be outside. Perhaps she did not want to be a rebel. Perhaps being outside is only a price she had to pay.

These are the issues addressed in this collection of essays, not from a historical or sociological angle, but through her artistry. An attempt at locating Patti Smith by assessing her trajectory, her complex, unpredictable moves. “Oh I just move in another dimension,” she sings on “Ain’t It Strange”, before inviting us to come and join her. We have tried and followed her.


Troubled Legacies
Heritage/Inheritance in American Minority Literatures

Editor(s): Michel Feith, Claudine Raynaud
2015, Cambridge Scholars Publishing


Book Description

What is being passed on? The questions of heritage and inheritance are crucial to American minority literatures. Some inheritances are claimed; some are imposed and become stifling; others still are impossible, like the memories of oppression or alienation. Heritage is not only patrimony, however; it is also a process in a state of constant reconfiguration. The body – its semiotics, its genealogy, its pressure points – figures prominently as inevitable referent for the minority racial/ethnic subject, the performance, and the writing of difference.

This collection of essays analyzes contemporary novels from major African American writers, such as Gayl Jones, Phyllis Alesia Perry, Percival Everett, John Edgar Wideman, and Colson Whitehead, and ethnic American novelists like Jeffrey Eugenides, Philip Roth, Gish Jen, and Sergio Troncoso. It also includes the study of a painting by African American artist Robert Colescott. The first section of the book examines the inscription of African American writers’ relation to the nation’s past: the trauma of slavery, the burden of foundational discourses, or the legacy of the classical philosophical canon. The second part of the text is an assessment of the postmodern aesthetics of contemporary black fiction in the construction of history, unveiling the modalities of the palimpsest, fragmentation, interread more


Editor(s): Maylis Rospide, Sandrine Sorlin
2015, Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Couverture Rospide Sorlin 2015

Book Description

This volume focuses on language and ethics in literary genres, such as dystopia, science fiction, and fantasy, which depict encounters with alterity. Indeed, so-called ‘genre literature’ embodies a heuristic model that dramatizes and exacerbates these encounters by featuring exotic, subhuman or post-human beings defying human knowledge, elements particularly prevalent in science fiction and fantasy. These genres have often been regarded as an entertaining or escapist field that does not lend itself to ethical and poetical reflections, limiting its scope to a hollow and servile repetition of genre codes. This volume shows unequivocally that the field does lend itself to such reflections.

The contributors to this book highlight genre literature’s defamiliarising power, through which things can be “seen”. In meta-conceptualising the relationship between language and reality, it problematises and enhances this relation by making it more easily perceivable. Rather than contenting itself with merely questioning the mechanism of estrangement, the book shows that genre literature explores the confines of readability and the boundary between the readerly and the writerly. In their desire to represent the Other in all its complexity, writers are indeed confronted with an ethical and poetical aporia: how can what escapes humanity be described in humaread more


Edited by Joshil K. Abraham, Judith Misrahi-Barak
© 2016 – Routledge India



‘With this eclectic collection of critical essays, written from a range of positions and raising a variety of issues, it is clear that Dalit literature has come of age.’ — Susie Tharu, Department of Cultural Studies, The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad

About the Book

This book breaks new ground in the study of Dalit Literature, including in its corpus, a range of genres such as novels, autobiographies, pamphlets, poetry, short stories as well as graphic novels. With contributions from major scholars in the field, it critically examines Dalit literary theory and initiates a dialogue between Dalit writing and Western literary theory.


Friedrich Schleiermacher and the Question of Translation

Ed. by Cercel, Larisa / Serban, Adriana
Walter De Gruyter, 2015


Aims and Scope

The aim of this volume is to assess Friedrich Schleiermacher’s contribution to the theory of translation two centuries after his address “On the Different Methods of Translating” at the Academy of Sciences in Berlin, and to explore its potential for generating future innovative work. For the first time this classic text forms the object of a focused, interdisciplinary approach. Scholars of philosophy and translation, working in English, French and German, provide a close reading of Schleiermacher’s lecture and combine their efforts in order to highlight the fundamental role translation plays in his hermeneutic thinking and the importance of hermeneutics for his theorisation of translation, within the historical and literary context of Romanticism. The various contributions revisit key concepts in Schleiermacher’s thought, in particular the famous metaphor of movement; examine the relation between his theoretical writings and his practice as translator of Plato, unearthing some of their philosophical and linguistic implications; discuss Schleiermacher’s reception in Germany and abroad; and assess the relevance of his ideas in the beginning of the 21st century as well as their potential to inspire further research in translation and interpreting.


By Jean-Michel Ganteau
© 2015 – Routledge


About the Book

This book visits vulnerability in contemporary British fiction, considering vulnerability in its relation to poetics, politics, ethics, and trauma. Vulnerability and risk have become central issues in contemporary culture, and artistic productions have increasingly made it their responsibility to evoke various types of vulnerabilities, from individual fragilities to economic and political forms of precariousness and dispossession. Informed by trauma studies and the ethics of literature, this book addresses such issues by focusing on the literary evocations of vulnerability and analyzing various aspects of vulnerable form as represented and performed in British narratives, from contemporary classics by Peter Ackroyd, Pat Barker, Anne Enright, Ian McEwan, and Jeanette Winterson, to less canonical texts by Nina Allan, Jon McGregor, and N. Royle. Chapters on romance, elegy, the ghost story, and the state-of-the-nation novel draw on a variety of theoretical approaches from the fields of trauma studies, affect theory, the ethics of alterity, the ethics of care, and the ethics of vulnerability, among others. Showcasing how the contemporary novel is the privileged site of the expression and performance of vulnerability and vulnerable form, the volume broaches a poetics of vulnerability based on categories such as testimony, loss, unknowing, temporal disarray, and performance. On top of providing a book-length evocation of contemporary fictions of vulnerability and vulnerable form, this volume contributes significantly to considerations of the importance of Trauma Studies to Contemporary Literature.


Horizons anglophones – Present Perfect


Politics and the Bible in D.H. Lawrence’s Leadership novels
Edited by Shirley Bricout
Collection « Horizons anglophones », série Present Perfect. PULM
Sommaire Politics and the Bible (S. Bricout)


Horizons anglophones – PoCoPages

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Aliénation et réinvention dans l’oeuvre de Jamaica Kincaid
Nadia Yassine-Diab
Sommaire Aliénation et réinvention
Année de publication: 2014.


Measuring L2 Proficiency

Couverture measuring L2 proficiency


Presentation measuring L2 proficiency

Measuring L2 Proficiency: Perspectives from SLA.
Edited by Pascale Leclercq, Amanda Edmonds and Heather Hilton
Multilingual Matters Publisher.


Horizons anglophones – PoCoPages


Diasporas, Cultures of Mobilities, ‘Race’
1. Diasporas and Cultures of Migrations
Judith Misrahi-Barak, Claudine Raynaud
Collection « PoCoPages », PULM

Horizons anglophones – Present Perfect


Contemporary Woolf / Woolf contemporaine
Edited by Claire Davison-Pégon & Anne-Marie Smith-Di Biasio
Collection « Horizons anglophones », série Present Perfect. PULM

Les Médiateurs de la Méditerranée


Christine Reynier, Marie-Eve Thérenty (dir.), Éditions Geuthner – MSH-M, 2013

Présentation de l’ouvrage sur le site de la MSH-Montpellier

Table des matières


Essais sur l’art VI La renaissance de Harlem et l’art nègre

Couverture Essais 6
Claudine Raynaud ed. Collection Essais sur l’art, Michel Houdiard publications, 2013.


Aesthetic Lives:‘New experiences, new subjects of poetry, new forms of art’
Edited by Bénédicte Coste and Catherine Delyfer

Aesthetic lives cover


Horizons anglophones – Politiques et sociétés


Identité et diversité: créations, discours, représentations
Anne-Marie Motard
(Montpellier: PULM, 2013).

Présentation Identité et diversité

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