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Nominal Intersections: Pseudonimity and Generic Boundaries in Stendhal's Vie de Henry Brulard

The autobiographical referent, it is believed, is essentially different from the so-called fictional referent because autobiography relies on the verifiable identity of a unified writing subject "guaranteed" by the proper name.

Melara, Miriella

Balzac's La Peau de chagrin and Zola's Germinal: Points of Contact

La Peau de chagrin depicts an infernal contract and the complexities of life as competitive labor no less than Germinal portrays the socio-economic problems of labor versus capital.

Kamm, Lewis

Le livre des rencontres: pour une lecture plurielle du Rhin de Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo's The Rhine (1842) is submitted to what Barthes calls a "lecture plurielle": analyzed under a poetical aspect, this travel account turns out to be the discovery of the magic power of places.

Corbineau-Hoffmann, Angelika

Flaubert's Use of Saints' Names in Madame Bovary

Character names denote character functions. Gustave Flaubert creates an elaborate naming system in Madame Bovary.

Busi, Frederick

La Lettre de rupture de Rodolphe à Emma Bovary: l'énonciation parle l'économie

As Rodolphe sorts out the pretexts that lead to his split with Emma, our reading accounts for the economic strata hidden beneath the mechanisms described – for instance the decreasing sentimental value accompanies the sentimenta

Reynaud-Pactat, Patricia

Démasquer La Fille aux yeux d'or

In La Fille aux yeux d'or (1835), Balzac gives free rein; to his consuming fascination with the topic of man's mastery over woman.

Tremblay, Victor-Laurent

Indiana: Lieux et personnages féminins

This study of George Sand's first novel Indiana (1832) analyses the connection between Sand's descriptions of place and the enhancement of her heroine's character.

Massardier-Kenney, Françoise

Fantasies of Partial Selves in Rachilde's Le Demon de l'absurde

In her collection of fantastic "contes" Le Demon de l'absurde (1894), Rachilde explores a means of female self-redefinition whereby the body's fragmentation and the loss of psychic wholeness suggest the painful process the chara

Ziegler, Robert E

Reading and the Voice of Death: Balzac's 'Le Message'

In "Le Message," a single name is suggested, on the one hand for the scandalous vulnerability of discourse to accident, deviation and triangulation, and on the other for the strange power of resonance, the inexhaustible profundi

Chambers, Ross

Rachel et les auteurs `modernes'

Chronicle of "modern authors" whose works were played by Rachel, such as Ponsard, Hugo, Legouvé Scribe and others, most of whom have been forgotten today.

Chevalley, Sylvie


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