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Lamennais and Liberation Theology

This essay explores the historical antecedents of liberation theology from the vantage point of the internal dynamics of the nineteenth-century French Catholic liberal tradition in general and the works of Félicité- Robert de Lamennais (1782-1854)

Braga, Thomas J

Alfred de Musset and the Uses of Experience

Musset's lasting ambition as an author was to write great poetry; how it might best be created preoccupied him throughout his career.

Gamble, D. R

Hugo, Gautier and the Obelisk of Luxor (Place de la Concorde) During the Second Republic

The short-lived Second French Republic (1848-1851) saw the appearance of three poems about or addressed to the Obelisk of Luxor (Paris) – by Hugo, Gautier and Christien Ostrowski.

Haxell, Nichola A

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

Un tableau peu en cacher un autre: sur Là-bas de Huysmans

In Là-bas, Huysmans identifies one painting (Grünewald's Crucifixion), while leaving another unattributed. Critical readings have paid little attention to the former painting, although its unidentified status challenges the reader.

Przyboś, Julia

Diversions: The Structure of Marginality in Nana

Discourse on the marginal such as one finds in Nana tends to be structured by a logic whereby the figure is marked by absence, characterized by signs emptied of their normal meaning.

Duffy, John J. Jr

Monologue ou drame avec Soi: Igitur

An analysis of various formal aspects of Mallarmé's Igitur reveals that it belongs simultaneously to all three genres – drama, narrative, and poetry.

Howe, Elisabeth A

The Reader in Rimbaud

I argue that the poet's reading of the works of others reflects on the way he perceives the reader of his own work, that the activity of reading does not hold a high value, and suggest that the poet is as interested in ventures in language as he i

Israël-Pelletier, Aimée

Rêve parisien, de Baudelaire: vaporisation, concentration et règlements de comptes

Une lecture attentive de "Rêve parisien" (pièce CII des Fleurs du Mal dans l'édition de 1861) révèle que ce poème est bien plus qu'une figure imposée sur le topos des constructions féeriques, bien plus qu'une confiserie – pour citer Baudelaire lui

Susini, Jean-Claude

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