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Speculum amantis, speculum artis: The Seduction of Mademoiselle de Maupin

Mademoiselle de Maupin is explored as a text that, through a multiplicity of signs containing two isotopes – sexual and artistic – dissimulates an æsthetic message within an erotic one.

Lloyd, Rosemary H

The Unknown Subject: About Balzac's Le Chef d'œuvre inconnu

Current critical thinking has revived the question of the subject in realist narrative, a problem that had been largely ignored by both traditional critics and structuralists.

Schehr, Lawrence R

Landscape, Ideology, and Plot in Balzac's Les Chouans

The relation between events and the detailed landscapes in Balzac's Les Chouans can best be understood through a study that treats the topics of geography, military strategy, and visual perception while focusing on readers' reac

Kadish, Doris Y

Lautréamont's Les Chants de Maldoror and the Dynmics of Reading

As the apparent chaos of Lautréamont's Les Chants de Maldoror frustrates the reader's initial attempts at interpretation, and as the reader begins to relate certain static/dynamic and emerging/resurging patterns to each other, h

Edson, Laurie.
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