Romanticism

The Letter of Repression in Stendhal's Armance

Stendhal's Armance is a tantalizing text. Its focal character, Octave de Malivert, is tormented by something "unspeakable" that is never revealed to the reader.

Diamond, Marie J

New Light on Maurice de Guérin's Poète-Mage: Recently Recovered Lines of 'Vous m'avez invité . . .

Previously unpublished lines of the poem "Vous m'avez invit . . ." cast new light on an obscure and often misunderstood transitional period in Maurice de Guèrin's life and poetic production, 1832-34.

Vest, James M

The Sins of Utopia: Balzac's Le Médecin de campagne

Balzac's Le Médecin de campagne is a peculiar Utopia indeed, more inclined to delve into sorrow than to dwell on joy. What are the reasons for this melancholia?

Testa, Carlo

Emma Bovary's Lost Brother: A Study of Flaubert"s Use of "Minor" Details in the Structure of Madame Bovary

Flaubert's Madame Bovary contains two references by Père Rouault to the death of Emma's older brother that contribute interest to Rouault's characterization and irony to narrative point of view.

Curry, Kristina E., and Larry R. Andrews

Gautier / Baudelaire: homo ludens versus homo duplex

The common notion that Théophile Gautier's writings are somehow those of a failed Baudelaire ignores the essential differences that are inherent in the contrasting constructs of homo ludens (Gautier) and homo duplex (Baudelaire).

Henry, Freeman G

Madeleine séductrice / Théodore séducteur: Rupture et Récon-ciliation dans Mademoiselle de Maupin

When treating the subject of androgyny in Théophile Gautier's Mademoiselle de Maupin (1836), most modern criticism has concentrated on the character of d'Albert instead of on Madeleine de Maupin, who traded her female identity for that of the cava

Mielly, Michelle

George Sand et le troisième sexe

In Indiana (1832), George Sand makes many overt and disguised references to Shakespeare's Ophelia. Ironically, however, the "feminine" and tragic voice echoed most often in Indiana is that of Hamlet himself.

Guidette-Georis, Allison

Chateaubriand au tribunal de Stendhal

Stendhal often expressed his strong dislike of Chateaubriand-the man and his writings, to the point of being unfair. However he continued to read carefully and to mention most of his works.

Bassan, Fernande

Nodier's Post-Revolutionary Poetics of Terror: Thérèse Aubert

Charles Nodier, perhaps more than any other nineteenth-century writer, was haunted by the Terror. Thérèse Aubert, a short story published in 1814, at first seems an incisive critique of the excesses of 1793 and a turn away from the political.

Rice-DeFosse, Mary

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